Make the Most Out of Summer with Chandler Parks and Recreation

July 1, 2019
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Communications and Public Affairs

National Parks and Recreation Month has officially begun, and the theme for this July is Game On! In Chandler, that means lacing up your shoes (or throwing on your swimsuit) and getting out there for some good, old-fashioned competition. 

Whether you want some fun in the sun or to stay firmly behind closed doors, the City of Chandler offers a variety of parks, recreation and aquatic options to help keep you gaming all summer long. Here are some top ideas for enjoying summer Parks and Recreation in Chandler.

Make a Splash

Aquatic Center

Use the summer heat to your advantage and hop into one of the City’s public pools, aquatic centers or splash pads to cool down this month. 

The award-winning Chandler Aquatics centers and pools offer a range of free-swim hours and aquatic programming for you and the family. Enjoy summer with Chandler Aquatics by joining one of our facilities for:

  • Youth swim teams 

  • Water aerobics 

  • Swim lessons 

  • Lap swimming 

  • Aquafit classes 

  • Lifeguard training 

  • Water rescue training 

  • Diving classes

For a quick trip to cool down with the kids, visit one of Chandler’s three community splash pads. A refreshing alternative to the playground on a hot desert day, splash pads let the kids keep cool while still getting outdoors.

Experience Chandler Parks and Facilities

There are more than 60 parks around Chandler, each with their own unique view, activities and amenities. In the summertime, most residents take advantage of facilities in the early mornings and evenings to beat the heat while staying active. 

Chandler Skate Park

Learn to shred this summer at Chandler Skatepark. Since the day it opened to the public in 2000, the Chandler Skatepark has earned a reputation that attracts some of the best skateboarders in the Valley to south Chandler. The 35,000-square-foot facility was designed for all skaters of all skill levels, and its amenities include concrete bowls, decks, blocks and metal rails, as well as a ramada and playground adjacent to the Skate Park.

The Environmental Education Center, located at Veterans Oasis Park in South Chandler, offers a variety of programs and events to help you connect with your natural surroundings. Browse around the center for free, or check out the latest edition of Break Time magazine to find summer programs at the EEC, like the Solar System Walk or Composting 101.

If you’re feeling like the next American Ninja Warrior, take a trip to Chandler’s Meadowbrook Park and climb onto the ninja-inspired obstacle course, complete with shade structures and fitness equipment for both kids and adults. 

Chandler has countless playgrounds for the little ones, including the 2.5-acre Playtopia! Space located in the City's Tumbleweed Park. It features several play zones with themes based on Chandler's heritage, including Farm Land, City Land and Critter Land. 

Next to Tumbleweed Park is the City’s state-of-the-art (and air-conditioned) Tumbleweed Recreation Center (TRC). From Tumble Tots and Teen Fitness to Personal Training and Silver Sneakers, the TRC provides a wide variety of group classes, activities and events for all ages. 

Tumbleweed Recreation Center

Amenities at the TRC include:

  • Art Studio

  • Catering and Teaching Kitchen

  • Ceramics Studio

  • Child Watch

  • Class Rooms

  • Dance Studio

  • Fitness Areas

  • Group Exercise Studio

  • Gymnasium

  • Indoor Track

  • Racquetball Courts

Explore More Recreation in Chandler

For more information on ways to enjoy summertime in Chandler, explore the City’s Break Time magazine. The quarterly magazine includes lists and descriptions of all the recreation classes, activities and special events produced the City’s Community Services Department.