Home to nature-oriented educational programs, all aspects of green living and exhibits, the Environmental Education Center is the perfect place to learn about the wonders of nature and experience the great outdoors.
The health and well-being of our communities is Chandler Parks & Recreation’s utmost priority. Due to the risks associated with the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking precautionary steps and closing our recreation facilities until further notice. Get up-to-date information on the City's official COVID-19 page.
An in-town oasis for exploration, the Environmental Education Center is a place to discover learning through adventure. Located in the heart of Southeast Chandler, the Center is dedicated to offering affordable recreation and leisure opportunities, with an emphasis on nature, science and the environment. From yoga in the park to Sonoran Desert garden maintenance to “Meet the Creature” exhibits, there are a variety of ways to connect with your natural surroundings. Enjoy art, science, fitness and outdoorsmanship. Discover why the Environmental Education Center was named Best Nature Center by Best Things Arizona by exploring our Break Time Recreation Guide or Calendar of Events.
Community Demonstration Garden
Dig in and do a world of good in the City’s new Demonstration Garden. A shared vision of the community’s residents and educators, the Garden serves as a catalyst for social interaction, encourage self-reliance, produce nutritious food, and create opportunities for exercise, education and fun. This unique garden invites both children and adults to explore nature in all seasons through interaction with plants and natural materials.
Sow if forward and help the City’s garden flourish by volunteering. The Helpful Hands garden volunteer program is available year-round and meets Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon.
School & Group Field Trips
An adventure brought to life to life; the EEC offers grade-specific activities designed to complement educators’ lesson plans while providing an interactive learning environment that’s adaptable to all learning styles.