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Industrial buildings to replace Big Surf Water Park land in Tempe

Dec 19, 2022, 4:15 AM
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PHOENIX — The land where Big Surf Water Park formerly stood in Tempe will be turned into industrial buildings, the city announced.

The land located near McClintock Road just north of the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway will be split into three different lots, with one-story buildings on each lot.

The sale of the 35.5-acre property came in April after the park had been closed since 2019 due to COVID-19. This also included Oceanside Ice Arena, the former home of Arizona State University’s hockey team.

The buildings are slated to open in 2024, according to city plans.

The sale amounted to $49 million with more than 30 offers being made on the East Valley property.

Big Surf opened on Oct. 24, 1969, and was home to America’s original wave pool.

Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beach Boys, Chicago, Sting and Rod Stewart are just a few artists who have performed at the water park.

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Industrial buildings to replace Big Surf Water Park land in Tempe