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Kiwanis Park's indoor wave pool is open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May 25 and daily from Memorial Day through July 27. [City of Tempe]
Kiwanis Park's indoor wave pool is open throughout the summer from 1 to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Saturdays. The pool also has a double wave time every Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. [City of Tempe]
Families in need of a reprieve from the summer heat can visit the Kiwanis Park indoor wave pool every day throughout the summer.
The Scottsdale developers of a $250 million water park resort proposed at Mesa’s Riverview area revealed some details of the one-of-a-kind attraction at a neighborhood meeting Monday — an effort to gather support for a project likely headed to the November ballot.
Attorney Ralph Pew speaks to a group of residents about the proposed Waveyard water park during a town meeting Monday at Whittier Elementary School in Mesa.
Help a student start his or her school year on the right foot by making a donation at a back-to-school drive this weekend at the Tempe Kiwanis Recreation Center. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona is collecting donations of new and unused backpacks, spiral notebooks, crayon packs, pocket folders and index cards. Every person who makes a donation will get half-price admission from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the Kiwanis Wave Pool, 6115 S. All-America Way.
There are two camps of people when it comes to swimming pools.
Summer is here, evidenced by the arrival of triple-digit temperatures and jubilant kids loosed from schoolhouses. Seek relief from either at the East Valley’s 30 public swimming pools. They offer a much-needed “aaaaaah” this season, most for less than $2 a head. Summer hours and fees are listed below; most pools will change their public swim hours when school starts in mid-August.
Learn to surf — sort of — at Rhodes Aquatic Center in Mesa.
Breaking out the swimsuit and floaties in December is a little weird. Throw in swimming with a big old guy with a white beard and a Hawaiian shirt, and the quirk quotient nudges even higher.
Klete Keller isn’t Arcadia High School’s best-known alumnus — yet.
Tempe Marcos de Niza’s Ben Sornsin won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events as the Padres boys swin team beat visiting Yuma 114-69 in a 5A non-region meet.
Hot weather may slow people down, but not mosquitoes. As temperatures rise, public health officials said they expect mosquito breeding to speed up.
Shelves of bottled water cleared out. Restaurants closed. Jail toilets backed up. Schools blocked off drinking fountains. And of all things, Starbucks couldn’t make coffee.
The newly renovated Rhodes pool will be open Labor Day weekend with a ceremony Saturday featuring free swimming and a demonstration of a surfing machine.
A modified mailman's creed would be suitable for Mesa's grand opening Saturday of the newly renovated Rhodes pool: Neither rain, nor wind, nor gloom of a thunderstorm stayed swimmers from the free admission to the facility at 1860 S. Longmore.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your summer. More than 20 neighborhood pools across the East Valley make affordable places to while away hot days, and many go beyond basic lap pools to mimic the attractions at pricey water parks.
Try this recipe for summer fun: Take a houseful of bored, antsy kids, just add water and — voilà! — endless hours of enjoyment.
The Mesa City Council grudgingly agreed Monday to approve a $6.4 million swimming pool reconstruction project at Rhodes Junior High School.
Mesa city officials are digging deep to renovate a select few of the city’s aging pools.
While summer temperatures can be a scorcher, there’s one activity that helps Arizonans beat the heat: lounging in the pool. And what better way to cool off than relax in someone else’s pool — especially at one of our state’s sparkling AAA Four or Five Diamond properties?
Gilbert resident Jerry Bell towed six grandchildren to Mesquite Aquatic Center last week to find relief from Arizona’s heat.
Money for Mesa pools is drying up. Of the city's 12 pools, four have already been taken out of operation, leaving seven open to the public and one getting renovated. The next aquatic site slated for closure at summer's end is Taylor Pool.
Memorial Day weekend is already in the rearview mirror, and East Valley residents are hunkered down, sorting through the tricks they’ll use for the four-month fight against the triple-digit heat. But somewhere between the afternoon emergency shower and the damp-washcloth-on-the-neck trick, there’s a cool-weather diversion so overlooked it has become new again.
April 21, 2005