Events on the Lake (Mar/April) - Parking By: Melinda Covelli

Weekend of March 30th and 31st

 

Saturday March 30th and Sunday March 31st – Arizona Dragon Boat Festival; 8am-4pm Both Days – This event is one of our largest boating events. Marina parking will be restricted to event participants, spectators and volunteers only. Auxiliary parking will be available on Lakeview Drive, a short walk to the marina. The low freeboard dock will be restricted to event boats only. The Boat Ramp will be open, but staged. The majority of racing will be between Rural Road and the safe harbor marina, although there will be a handful of races that will start east of Rural Road. The lake is open, but please use caution and stay well outside the race course if you need to pass by.

 

Marina Parking - The parking lot is going to be closed to everyone except Dragon Boat Regatta set-up and race participant/officials/volunteers etc. from Thursday March 28th at 7pm through Sunday March 31st at 5:30pm. You will still have access to boat storage at the marina, but you will need to park offsite.

Weekend of April 6th and 7th

 

Friday April 5th - USAT National Champ. Tri

For more details: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon/events/national-championships/2019/2019-collegiate-club-national-championships

 

On the water; 7:30am to around 4pm

Swimmers will be coming out of Tempe Beach Park on the south side of the lake. There will be a couple different buoyed swim courses on the south side of the lake between the railroad bridge and Mill Ave. Swimmers will be in the water from 7:30am to around 4pm. Please be patient and aware if you are launching from Boat Beach. It will be best to keep all boating activities east of the Mill Avenue bridges during this timeframe.

 

Access to the Marina and West Boat Storage Under the 202; 5:30am to 3pm

Curry road will be closed from Mill Avenue to College.

Marina – Access will be Gilbert Drive from Scottsdale Road.

West Boat Storage (620 N. Mill) – Access will be Washington from Priest or Center Parkway.

Saturday April 6th – USAT National Champ. Tri (Please Note Hard West Storage Closure Below)

 

On the water; 7:30am to around 5pm

Swimmers will be coming out of Tempe Beach Park on the south side of the lake. There will be three different buoyed swim courses on the south side of the lake, all of which are either west of the Mill Ave bridges or stretching just east of Mill. Swimmers will be in the water from 7:30am to around 5pm. Please be patient and aware if you are launching from Boat Beach. Again it will be best to keep all boating activities east of the Mill Ave bridges during this time frame.

 

Access to the Marina and West Boat Storage; 5:30am to 6pm

There will be several road closures (see web link above for details).

Marina – Access will be Gilbert Drive from Scottsdale Road. From 8:30am to around 2pm there may be runners passing through the marina. PD will direct traffic in and out of the marina and there will be volunteers to help direct runners passing through the marina.  

West Boat Storage – Access will be Washington via Center Parkway from the 202 only (Priest to Center Parkway will be closed). Please Note - from 3-6pm West Boat Storage and Boat Beach will not be accessible; no traffic in or out.

Weekend of April 13th and 14th

Saturday April 13th  – Take Steps For Crohns; 9:15-10:15am – Small walk passing in front of Boat Beach. Volunteers will direct traffic between boaters launching/landing and walkers.

Sunday April 14th – Free and Clear

 

 

Weekend of April 20th and 21st

 

Saturday April 20th  – Free and Clear

 

Sunday April 21st – Free and Clear

 

 

Ryan Allison

Boating Coordinator

City of Tempe

Office: (480) 350-8034


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