From Landfill To Destination: Tempe Town Lake Celebrates 20 Years

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:20pm
Updated: Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:22am

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Tempe Town Lake bridges
Joe Grana
Two bridges crossing Tempe Town Lake near Mill Avenue.

This week marks the 20-year anniversary of Tempe Town Lake being filled, and the city is celebrating with lakeside events Friday afternoon and Saturday.

The process of creating a lake in the middle of the Phoenix metro area was a long one, with some ups and downs along the way.

Joining The Show to talk about this is Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell — whose dad, Harry Mitchell, was mayor when the city started down this road — and city Public Information Officer Kris Baxter-Ging, who worked at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County at the time.

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