Kiwanis Wave Pool now open for season

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As our weather starts to heat up, it's the perfect time for Tempe to launch its Beat the Heat Campaign. That's good news for those looking to cool off by getting wet!

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 indoor 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 yrs. and older. Children 5 yrs. and under are free. The pool opened Sat., May 23. Hours of operation are Sat. through Thurs., 1-5 p.m. and Fri., 1-7 p.m.

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 yrs. and $7 for ages 13 and older. Waves will run daily from 1-5 p.m.

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 buckets 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. The playground is now open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. From August 1 through September 7, the playground will return to operating only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Neighborhood Spray Pads

Esquer Park, Hudson Park and Jaycee 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.

The Esquer Park Spray Pad is currently closed due to maintenance issues. It will re-open in June.

Pool and splash playground hygiene

While at Tempe's aquatic facilities, please follow these simple hygiene guidelines to keep your family and our pools clean and safe:

For more information on Tempe's aquatic facilities, visit

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