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“A cool oasis in the desert”
Review of Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park
Ranked #12 of 59 things to do in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
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Tempe, Arizona
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101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A cool oasis in the desert”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I visited Kiwanis Park in early morning on a July day when the temp would top out at 113F. As always, the park offered greenery and blue lake water in sharp morning light, and there was generous shade. This park has rolling hills and provides elevation for walkers and joggers in a city where we don't have many hills. The manmade lake is stocked for those wishing to take part in the Urban Fishing Program, and ducks make their home here. Picnic ramadas with tables and bbq grills are sprinkled throughout the park and available by reseravation. On weekends, Kiwanis is packed with people having parties, work get-togethers and family reunions. There's also room for tossing frisbies, and playground equipment and sports facilities are available closer to the Kiwanis Park Recreation Center at the south end of the park. Kiwanis is a joy to have in south Tempe! The parking lot is small, so best to get there early or go during the week. On weekends the streets along the park are lined with cars. Despite the parking crunch, everyone always seems to be having a good time at Kiwanis Park. Driving by it is a pleasure at any time of the day and year, especially for a winter or shoulder-season sunset or for views of the park lit up by sunbeams filtering through clouds. In summer it's just as welcoming in early morning or at sunset, but plan on sticking in the shade if you visit in the middle of the day. This park will make you vow to get out in nature more often.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Pleasant surprise!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Have passed it numerous times, and finally took a bike ride thru the park. You can bike ride or walk around the beautiful lake, or have a picnic lakeside and enjoy the serenity and beautiful landscaping. I will visit again soon!!

Visited May 2013
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