Fall Program Highlights from Parks and Recreation

July 27, 2020
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We're closing out Parks and Recreation Month with a look into a few new and highlighted programs coming up this fall to Chandler Recreation. From aquatic fitness to outdoor excursions, there are programs to help your whole family discover, imagine and grow in Chandler. For all upcoming recreation programming visit the latest edition of Break Time magazine. To register for individual classes, visit the City’s registration portal. Activities with specific dates are linked in the name. 

*A note about safety. We continue to take precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. During these unprecedented times and to ensure the safety of our community, all activities and programs are tentatively scheduled and are subject to cancellation. Refunds will be issued to all registered participants in the event of cancellation.

Fall Featured Programs 

Virtual Programming

When your home becomes your gym, school and favorite hangout, you need access to more resources from your home. While things keep changing, Chandler Recreation is helping you discover, imagine and grow — virtually! Visit the new digital hub Chandler Rec At-Home for worry-free (and no-cost) options for live fitness, arts and crafts, children's activities, social events and more. 

All the resources featured on Chandler Rec At-Home are organized by programming categories: aquatics, enrichment, outdoor discovery, sports, therapeutic recreation, wellness and fitness. 


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eSports Tournaments

It’s game on for Chandler Recreation. Beginning this fall, teens and tweens can participate in tournaments for the fastest growing high-school sport in the U.S. — esports. The new gaming program will begin play at the end of August with an initial focus on popular EA Sports titles, such as Madden NFL and NBA 2K20. 

The tournaments are slated to run bimonthly through the end of the year, and more titles will join the program as it grows and evolves. The first tournament (Madden NFL 20) is scheduled for Aug. 21.

Players interested in participating can receive more information by contacting Malik Diggs or 480-782-2909. 

Aqua Tone 

New this season, Aqua Tone classes at Chandler pools and aquatic centers are a toning session for the entire body. Aqua Tone will help you improve flexibility, strength, balance and aerobic endurance. Utilizing a pole suspended in chest deep water, participants perform a mix of low-impact exercises that will lift and swing you. Exercises are focused on core, abdominal, leg and shoulder muscles. Join in to experience the way resistance of the water changes your entire workout. Class can be tailored to all ability levels. Registration and a fee are required to participate.

Aqua Boxing

Combine the benefits of water resistance with the fun and energy of cardio boxing. Set fully in water, this high-intensity workout challenges both body and mind and offers maximum resistance with minimum impact for an all around total body workout. Explore circuit-style boxing techniques like jabs, upper cuts, hooks and defensive skills. Registration and a fee are required to participate. Sign-up for as many or few classes as you like.

Homeschool Days – Biodiversity

Explore with Chandler Recreation as instructors guide participants through the amazing diversity of life on this planet. Through interactive lab work, learn about the meaning of biodiversity, why it's important, where it's found, how it comes into existence, how to study it, why it's threatened and how we can protect it. Registration and a fee are required to participate.


New Outdoor Excursions: 55+

Local Hiking Trips

Active adults are invited to hike the treasured landscapes of the Sonoran Desert surrounding the East Valley. On each trip, hikers will discover iconic cacti, rugged trails and canyons peppering the landscapes of the desert. Trips are local and start out with easy terrain and progress to more difficult hikes later in the season. Transportation and attraction fees are included with registration. Come prepared with hiking attire, water and snacks for the trail.

Tonto Fish Hatchery Excursion
Tonto Fish Hatchery Excursion

Get up close to wildlife of the Tonto National Forest as you hike through Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery on Sept. 15. Surrounded by vast wetlands, the Hatchery is bursting with opportunities to observe wildlife, including rainbow, brook, cutthroat and Apache trout. Go on a learning adventure highlighting fish production and the Creek’s vital impact on the survival of Arizona’s wildlife. There is no actual fishing on this trip.


Tubac Presidio State Park Excursion

From archaeological digs to three structures in the National Register of Historic places, Tubac Presidio is at the crossroads of Arizona historic and territorial culture. Explore the timeline of human settlement along Santa Cruz River as you stroll over two-miles of easy terrain on Oct. 22. Trail footwear and water are required.


Tucson Casual Bike Tour

Cruise the best of historic and revitalized Tucson on Nov. 12. From old barrios to modern art, you’ll discover diverse neighborhoods like Barrio Viejo, Presidio and the Warehouse Arts District over the course of two-hours. This guided tour is great for riders of all abilities, as the guide adjusts the tour to best fit the interests and abilities of the group. You’ll travel along 9-11 miles of flat terrain.