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June 19, 2012

Renovated Desert Breeze Park to be rededicated June 30 

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and members of the City Council will hold a ceremony to mark the completion of a major renovation project at Desert Breeze Park in west Chandler. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony, which will take place near the southwest corner of the park’s lake.

Desert Breeze ParkDesert Breeze Park is located in the square mile bordered by Chandler Boulevard, McClintock, Ray and Rural roads. It was constructed in 1989, and quickly became one of the City’s most used recreation facilities because of its wide range of amenities, such as an urban fishing lake, large picnic ramadas, tennis and volleyball courts, and baseball and soccer fields. It is also home to a large playground, water splash pad, and the popular Desert Breeze Railroad. Other phases were constructed over the years, which added more open space, sports fields, and a Hummingbird Habitat. Today, the park is 47.34 acres, with 2.5 acres of undeveloped space.

The renovation project included the addition park lighting, furniture, shade structures and ADA accessible pathways around and to the lake. Park landscaping was improved with additional trees and plants, the conversion of some turf areas to decomposed granite, and irrigation system improvements. The renovations were done by Edge Construction at a low bid cost of $646,934.87.

Questions about the Desert Breeze Park renovation project can be directed to Park Development and Operations Manager Mickey Ohland at 480-782-2743.