Tempe Splash Park
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Down at the Tempe marina, there is a splash pad open in the summer. A waterfall leads down to a river of water that winds around little sandy beach areas. Spray shoots up out of nowhere surprising and cooling you. Waterguns add to the fun! Grassy knolls provide a nice place to sit, and a few small trees provide some shade.
It can be crowded. The only thing I didn't like is that the water is quite heavily chlorinated and the chlorine fills the air because of the sprays. The large shade ramada over the waterfall isn't usable because of the strong chlorine smell in the air coming off the waterfall.
While you're in the area, go for a walk in the tree-lined streets of Tempe.
On Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue, at the Tempe Beach Park. There is a large parking lot.
From the 202 Eastbound, exit at Arizona State University. You will be on N. Scottsdale Rd. Turn right on Rio Salado Pkwy. Pass Mill Ave, and then Rio Salado veers to the right. The parking lot will then be on your right.
There are restrooms.
Click "satellite" and zoom in to see the cool aerial photo of the splash park.
This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.
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|I had a great time, but I don't think I want to come back til the fall. It was hot as ...|