Chandler takes great pride in connecting communities to nature. This is accomplished through partnerships with like-minded organizations, by sharing similar visions with community leaders, being active within neighborhoods and by inviting the community into nature. Park Programs help maintain our natural diversity, improve habitats for wildlife and stimulate natural beauty.
Parks provides unique, energizing and highly visible volunteer projects for organizations across Chandler. Participants will build leadership, teamwork and communication skills, all while having fun and making a positive difference in our community. Hands-on projects include planting trees, improving trails, removing invasive plants or cleaning lake and river banks. Projects occur year-round and last 3-6 hours. Scheduling is flexible, and projects take place Monday-Friday during normal business hours.
Living Tree Donation
Create a living tribute for all of life’s milestones. The Living Tree program offers a unique and lasting way to recognize the family, friends and events that have touched our lives, while supporting the natural beauty of community greenspace. A perpetual donation allows you to place a tree of your choice in an appropriate park that is special to you. The tree will receive a plaque donating the milestone, special occasion or loved one’s name.
Whether you are a novice birder or have been birding for years, come and enjoy the feathered friends of Chandler’s parks. Veterans Oasis Park is one of the best birding spots in Chandler. Hundreds of bird species may be seen and many more across the City and the variety changes constantly throughout the year.
Chandler anglers can experience two opportunities to wet a line without having to travel to rural locations to fish. In partnership, with Arizona Game and Fish, the City’s community fishing holes provide high-quality angling experiences. Desert Breeze and Veterans Oasis Park lakes are stocked with fish every two weeks from mid-September through June. Arizona state fishing regulations apply to fishing in Chandler parks.