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Twenty years ago this month, when the first drops of Colorado River water poured into the retention basins at the Granite Reef Underground Storage Basin (GRUSP) near Mesa, it was predicted that storing water underground would be the wave of the future.
Summer gets unbearably hot in the Arizona desert. Even swimming doesn’t beat the heat, but it sure makes it a little easier to take. I grew up hearing my mom’s stories about Big Surf Waterpark in Tempe and loved it when we got to visit the water park ourselves. Big Surf has changed a lot since my mom frequented it in the ’70s, but it still remains an Arizona treasure and a fantastic summer tradition.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
Schoolchildren can bring their report card Saturday and Sunday to Kiwanis Wave Pool’s Excelling Students Weekend for a reward: $1 off admission for each “A” received and 50 cents off for all other letter grades, for a combined total up to free admission.
Kiwanis Park's indoor wave pool is open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May 25 and daily from Memorial Day through July 27. [City of Tempe]
St. Lawrence River activities myriad, but heed the weather changes on the Gaspe peninsula
PORTLAND, Ore. — Far from the expectant gaze of major restaurant critics and the accompanying pressure to produce the Next Big Thing, this little-big city offers chefs a unique opportunity — the chance to experiment with less fear of scathing reviews, empty tables and For Sale signs after an adventurous flop.
Last week’s column about the Los Angeles Dodgers taking a dip in the Arizona Diamondbacks swimming pool after beating the local team to win their division elicited some backlash from a reader who thought I should be dealing with weightier subjects.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Stuffed morel mushrooms and braised free-range chicken with fennel puree and blackberry compote. Served on linen tablecloths with a carefully matched wine. Pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.
It’s easy to get used to things that have been around awhile, to assume you know them. Take Chase Field, for example. Opened 15 years ago, most of us have been to at least one ball game there, but few have scratched beneath the raucous game-time veneer of waving for the JumboTron, downing hot dogs and slurping beers.
How fast summer begins to wane. Though the season’s tell-tale heat is still surface-of-the-sun intense, we know our days of lounging in the pool with the radio on and skipping the twice-daily school run are numbered.
Winter turns the Valley of the Sun into a destination, luring visitors from colder climates around the world to the warmth of the desert.
US President Barack Obama waves to spectators before he delivers a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday June 19, 2013. On the second day of his visit to Germany, Obama met with German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel before delivering a speech at Brandenburg Gate. Atop of the gate the Quadriga sculpture. ( AP Photo/Michael Kappeler,Pool)
Families in need of a reprieve from the summer heat can visit the Kiwanis Park indoor wave pool every day throughout the summer.
Along with the sunscreen, book, toys and snacks we haul to our waterside of choice this summer, we need a beach towel or two.
Kiwanis Park's indoor wave pool is open throughout the summer from 1 to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Saturdays. The pool also has a double wave time every Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. [City of Tempe]
Ladies and gentlemen, start your summer. More than 20 neighborhood pools across the East Valley make affordable places to while away hot days, and many go beyond basic lap pools to mimic the attractions at pricey water parks.
LAS VEGAS — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes for gold and bronze and bodies in motion.
The heat may be back, but so is a great way to cool off: Big Surf Waterpark opens Saturday, May 4.
While summer temperatures can be a scorcher, there’s one activity that helps Arizonans beat the heat: lounging in the pool. And what better way to cool off than relax in someone else’s pool — especially at one of our state’s sparkling AAA Four or Five Diamond properties?
Spring is in the air and the desert is entering its cycle of new life. However, for the Ahwatukee community, that could mean more than seasonal allergies.
The Ahwatukee Swim and Tennis Center has many options to help beat the heat this summer by jumping into the pool.
While the pool, which once sat in the center of the courtyard of Mesa’s Starlite Motel, has long since been filled in, the Diving Lady will again plunge from her perch on Main Street this coming Tuesday.
President Barack Obama waves and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio applauds after the president gave his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)