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Beat the heat in Tempe this summer

Aquatics facilities open to keep Tempe’s residents and visitors cool

Post Date:05/23/2014 12:25 PM
Contact: Denise Rentschler


TEMPE, Ariz. – Starting this weekend, Tempe will have three more ways for you and your family to beat the summer heat seven days a week! Kids of all ages will now be able to enjoy outdoor fun at the Escalante Pool, ride the waves at the Kiwanis Recreation Center’s Wave Pool, and have a soaking good time at the Tempe Beach Park Splash Playground.

Escalante Pool 

2150 E. Orange St.   
Tempe, AZ 85281    
Escalante Pool features a six-lane lap pool, zero-depth entry play pool with outdoor water play features and two slides. Admission is $.75 cents for youth ages 6-17 and $1.25 for adults ages 18 and older. Children 5 and under are free. The pool will open Saturday, May 24. Hours of operation are Saturday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, 1-7 p.m.
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Kiwanis Wave Pool
6111 All-America Way
Tempe, AZ 85283    
The Kiwanis Wave Pool is a year-round indoor heated pool featuring a lap pool with six lanes and zero-depth entry. The Wave Pool offers three-foot waves in varying patterns and a tall, double-spiral water slide and splashdown pool. Admission is $5 for ages 2-12 and $7 for ages 13 and older. Beginning Saturday, May 24, waves will run daily from 1-5 p.m.  
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Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park
Mill Ave. and Rio Salado Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85281    
The Splash Playground at Tempe Beach Park is a one-acre playground featuring
water cannons, frog rings a waterfall, dump bucket and more. An attendant is on-hand during operating hours; however, children should always be watched by an adult while enjoying the splash playground. Admission is free. Beginning Saturday, May 24, the playground will be open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. From August 2 through September 1, the playground will return to operating only on Saturdays and Sundays.Splash_Playground Medium

Neighborhood Spray Pads 
Esquer Park, Jaycee Park and Hudson Park  
Tempe also offers three neighborhood spray pads, perfect for families and young children to run around and cool off. Children should always be watched by an adult while enjoying a neighborhood spray pad. No lifeguards or attendants are on duty. Admission is free. Spray pads are open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through October 18.

Pool, splash playground and spray pad hygiene
While at Tempe’s aquatic facilities, please follow these simple hygiene guidelines to keep your family and our pools clean and safe:

  • Do not swallow the water from the pool or splash playground
  • Give your kids plenty of restroom breaks
  • Use swim diapers if children are not yet potty trained
  • Shower before entering the pool or splash playground
  • Wash your hands after using the restroom
  • Do not visit the pools or splash playground if you are or have recently been ill

For more information on Tempe’s aquatic facilities, visit


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