Mill Avenue Bridge

Mill Avenue Bridge

Tempe Beach Park, the first Tempe park, was a popular spot in the 1900s.  A baseball field, which opened in 1928, is surrounded by a historic cobble stone wall.  The Tempe Town Lake, a 224 acre reservoir, opened in 1999 and extends about 2.5 miles long the water from the Salt River.  Several bridges cross this man-made lake, including the Mill Avenue Bridge, a reinforced concrete arched bridge that opened in 1931.  We walked to the end of the lake with a view of the Tempe Market Mall.  It’s great to be walking in January.

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