Chandler Park Projects & Meetings

Chandler's Park Operations Division maintains nearly 1,200 acres of developed park land at more than 60 park sites. The division also acquires land, plans, designs and develops new parks and special use facilities.

The Chandler Parks Division strives to meet the recreational and open space needs of Chandler citizens. As new parks and facilities are planned, Parks staff works with Chandler residents on the design and development of Chandler parks.

Park Development and Improvement Projects

  • Tumbleweed Park Multi-Use Field 
    • Tumbleweed Park is a 205-acre Regional Park located on the southwest corner of Germann Road and McQueen Road.
    • To date, approximately 128 acres of this park have been developed.  The parks' first phase, the Tennis Center, was originally developed in 1995.  Since then, seven (7) additional phases have been completed.  Existing amenities include the 15-court Chandler Tennis Center, the Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Playtopia playground, Tumbleweed Ranch, Arizona Railway Museum, sidewalks, 12 ramadas, 2 restrooms, 5 lighted multi-use fields, lighting, landscaping, internal roadways, and parking areas.
    • Responding to citizen requests for additional lighted multi-use fields in Chandler, funding was approved as a part of this year’s Capital Budget for the construction of four (4) lighted multi-use fields at Tumbleweed Park.
    • These fields will be located south of the existing Chandler Park and Ride facility.
    • Construction will include four LED lighted multi-use fields, lighted parking lot, restroom building, water and sewer connections, sidewalks, an extension of Pioneer Parkway, area and street lighting, landscaping and irrigation.
    • Council Approval - July 11, 2019.
    • The contract completion time is 340 calendar days following Notice to Proceed.  Anticipated project completion is July 6, 2020.
    • Tumbleweed Park Multi-Use Field Conceptual Plan
  • Chuparosa Park Multi-Use Field Lighting
    • Chuparosa Park is 28-acre Community Park located at 2400 South Dobson Road.
    • Chuparosa Park was originally constructed in 2002.
    • Responding to recent requests for additional lighted multi-use fields in Chandler, funding was approved as part of the FY 2019-2020 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to create two (2) lighted multi-use fields at Chuparosa Park.
    • This project will purchase and install sports field LED lighting (8 light poles) creating two (2) lighted multi-use fields at the park.
    • A public meeting was held on January 8, 2019, to receive input on the addition of sports field lighting at Chuparosa Park.
    • Council Approval - July 11, 2019.
    • Completion time of the project is 90 calendar days following Notice to Proceed.  Anticipated fall 2019 completion.
    • Chuparosa Park Lighting Map
  • Summit Point Park Renovation
    • Summit Point Park is located at 528 W. Boxelder Place
    • Expand park to the north by eliminating existing alley
    • Add picnic tables beneath new shade canopy
    • Add fitness stations and sidewalk games
    • Add benches, new lighting and landscaping
    • Conceptual Plan
  • Arrowhead Meadows Park Tennis Court Renovation
    • Arrowhead Meadows Park is located at 1475 W. Erie St. It is a 30-acre Community Park developed initially in 1962.
    • The existing tennis courts were resurfaced, with two of the four courts converted to six pickleball courts.
  • Maggio Park Basketball Court Renovation
    • Maggio Park is located at 1500 W. Maggio Way
    • The basketball court was removed and replaced with a new post-tensioned concrete court.
  • Meadowbrook Park Development (formerly known as Layton Lakes Park)
    • Concept plan was completed after an initial public meeting held on September 14, 2016.
    • Construction plans were completed and publicly bid June 2017. Unfortunately, the bids came in over the approved budget and all bids had to be rejected. Another public meeting was held with a revised plan on September 20, 2017.
    • Proposed amenities include a "ninja warrior" style obstacle course, ramadas, basketball and sand volleyball courts with lighting, drinking fountain, open turf area, pathways, site lighting and landscaping.
    • The location of the park is within the area bounded by Gilbert Road, Lindsay Road, Queen Creek Road and Ocotillo Road. The development of this park continues to meet the City goal of providing a neighborhood park for each square mile of residential development within the City.
    • This project will begin January 8, 2018, with anticipated completion in Summer 2018.

Recently Completed Park Development and Improvement Projects

  • Apache Park Improvements
    • Public Meetings were held on October 1, 2015 and April 7, 2016, to receive input regarding planned improvements to Apache Park. The concept plan was presented at the second meeting after incorporating suggestions and concerns from the earlier meeting.
    • Improvements to Apache Park included the relocation of the sand volleyball courts, expansion and replacement of the playground, ramada replacements, alterations to existing racquetball courts, new lighting, irrigation and landscape improvements as well as review of accessibility to the park and amenities.
    • Drainage and retention capabilities were also evaluated and improved.
  • Desert Breeze Park Tennis Court Renovation
    • Desert Breeze is a 47-acre Community Park and is one of Chandler's most popular parks.
    • The four lighted tennis courts were originally built in 1996 and have deteriorated due to time and use.
    • The four courts were removed and replaced with four new post-tensioned concrete courts. The perimeter fence was also replaced.
  • Downtown Stage Area Lighting
    • In fall 2015, the new downtown stage was constructed and opened for organizations to rent and use for events.
    • Areas of the open green space were under-lit and additional area lighting was needed.
    • New lighting was installed and now provides safe lighting for pedestrians at night.
  • Gazelle Meadows Park
    • Gazelle Meadows Park is an 8.99-acre Neighborhood Park, located at 500 N. Exeter St, serving the residents of the square-mile bordered by Chandler Blvd, McQueen Rd, Ray Rd, and Arizona Ave.
    • Originally developed in 1985, this project updated the park with new fencing and a LED lighting system.
    • This park also received a new playground through a KaBOOM! grant, installed by volunteers and staff on Nov. 4
  • Pima Park Ballfields Shade Structures
    • Over the past ten years, shading of all 52 playgrounds in the City's park system was completed.
    • City Council approved funding to continue adding shade structures at Chandler's park and recreation facilities.
    • This project installed spectator shade structures at Pima Park ballfields 1 and 2.
  • Pima, Navarrete and Shawnee Park Restrooms Replacement
    • These restrooms had 30 years of weather and use wear.
    • The buildings at each park were removed and replaced with updated steel/block restrooms.
  • San Marcos Park Basketball Court Renovation
    • San Marcos Park is located at 712 W. Fairview St.
    • The two asphalt basketball courts were removed and replaced with two new post-tensioned concrete courts with the replacement of the adjacent concrete sidewalks.
  • Shawnee Park Ramadas
    • Shawnee Park, located at 1400 W. Mesquite St., is a 17.5-acre Neighborhood Park that was developed in 1983.
    • Since the construction more than 34 years ago, the picnic ramadas have deteriorated due to time, use, and weather conditions.
  • Snedigar Sportsplex Area Lighting
    • This project installed area lighting in the open turf space to the west of soccer fields 1 and 2 at the Snedigar Sportsplex.

Updated: March 19, 2018

Park News & Information

Additional Park Programs and Information

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  • Shawnee Park Ramadas
    • Shawnee Park, located at 1400 W. Mesquite St., is a 17.5-acre Neighborhood Park that was developed in 1983.
    • Since the construction more than 34 years ago, the picnic ramadas have deteriorated due to time, use, and weather conditions.
    • This project will remove and replace two existing ramadas with new updated steel ramadas similar in size.