Details Finalized on Big Surf Water Park Land in Tempe

Plans have been announced as to what will be built on the land where Big Surf Water Park formerly stood in Tempe.

The city has announced that the land located near the Loop 202 freeway off of McClintock Road, will be split into three different lots, with one-story industrial buildings built on each lot. The buildings are schedule to open in 2024, according to city plans.

The long time running water park closed in 2019 and did not reopen due to COVID-19. In April, the 35.5-acre property official sold and speculation as to what would be built has swirled. The land was in high demand with 30 offers on the property. The land sold for $49 million.

Big Surf originally opened on Oct. 24, 1969, and was a popular destination for local residents to cool off in the summer months.

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