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Address: 31 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: (480) 967-2001
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Public splash park near Mill Avenue/Tempe Town Lake

Little kids love this and the adults watching them. Fun place to cool off in the summer. Covered picnic table nearby and public restrooms. Free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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264 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When my kids were younger they lived in splash pads. Every weekend we went to a different one. This one was their least favorite, even though it was the biggest and had the most stuff. I was never able to figure it out. It does get VERY crowded, so that could be it. Avoid peak hours of 10-12 and then... More 

Thank Hannahbears_mom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a free water playground with a slide, water fountains, a waterfall and other things to keep the kids splashing and having fun for hours. A great way to cool off on a blistering hot day. We had to drag the kids away, they were having so much fun. Highly recommended activity to keep the kids busy and also... More 

Thank Zee H
Tempe, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We have been living in Tempe for 4 years and we start off our summer season with The Splash Playground. It's a great way to cool off and let the kids water play. There are lifeguards to watch the kids go down the slide. The slide can be very slippery too. Kids can play with the water cannons or just... More 

1 Thank dmolross
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

tempe beach park has lots of fun for the kids and bigger kids lots of water and fun for the whole family

Thank lenora s
Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Little kids love this and the adults watching them. Fun place to cool off in the summer. Covered picnic table nearby and public restrooms. Free.

Thank annconnolly1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Here on Spring Break. It is around 80 degrees outside yet this place is closed until the end of May! The "lake" you can't even swim in, every single pool in the entire area I've looked at is closed until summer, as if NOBODY wants to swim outside of 3 months a year?!?!? About to resort to going to my... More 

1 Thank LiberalMama
Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Took the 7 year old with her friend and I think I had just as much fun. The allow you to bring in water which was great. After 4 hours we were through and exhausted but can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Maga48
Addison, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We stopped at Tempe Town Lake Splash Park after visiting Hole in the Rock (its about 3 miles away). The kids loved it. Very clean, plenty of water, bathrooms, vending machines, covered picnic tables. We are from Chicago and visit the Phoenix area every summer, but hadn't been to Tempe in about 10 years. What a great improvement! We were... More 

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