b'Tempe Town LakeTEMPE TOWN LAKE: AHH-BRIDGEDFor an engineered body that can be viewed end-to-end at once, TEMPE TOWN LAKE and the recreational ribbons that encircle it are never overcrowded or under-stimulating.The water itself is contained by dams two BRAND-NEW TRAIL miles apart inside a dry stretch of Salt River PIMA DYNAMITE TRAILHEAD , the new- bed. Five bridges cross the lake: truss-style railroad (1912), two automotive (1931, 1993), est developed entryway into the McDowelllight rail (2009), and pedestrian-only (2011).Sonoran Preserve, was just dedicated inBoat rentals, public launch sites, a small November 2021, so its still a bit of a secret.marina, and low walls for fishing allow direct The fairly level trails are suitable for noviceaquatic access. Public art along the banks, hikers and families, and often allow walk- like Fibonaccis Window by Thomas Stritch ing three or four abreast. A handsome,and Theater of the Wind by Ilan Averbuch, angular ramada and signage in weatheringoffer framed-view perspectives.steel signal your arrival/departure. BringPima DynamiteTempe Beach Park hosts several festivals water. Wear sunscreen. Trailhead and is the start/finish line for the Ironman Arizona triathlon. Paths along the north and south banks enable self-propelled commuters to pass on through, and OdySeasightseers to pass a pleasant hour or two.Aquarium in the Talking Stick Entertainment DistrictPHOTOS BY MIM; ANDREW RUIZ; LYNNE JANNEY RUSSELL/MCDOWELL SONORAN CONSERVANCY; ODYSEA AQUARIUM THE WESTIN KIERLAND MAGAZINE 23'