In Parks & Recreation, we work hard and play harder. It’s what makes us a world-class recreation division. Every employee is involved in the process. From park maintenance to lifeguards to recreation coordinators to instructors, great ideas come from all corners so that we deliver the best experiences to our community.
Playful City USA
Providing opportunities for our residents and neighboring cities to play, live and thrive has earned us the Playful City USA designation, for 11 consecutive years from KaBoom! - The national non-profit, and parks and recreation advocacy organization. An accomplishment shared by just 12 founding cities since the program started in 2007.
It takes many hands to make Chandler a premier community in which to Discover, Imagine, and Grow. The unique energy and spirit that draws people to Parks & Rec all begins with our employees, full-time and seasonal alike. Each year, Parks & Rec hires hundreds of seasonal positions, including many lifeguards. Check out these current opportunities.
Parks & Rec could not thrive without volunteers. Volunteers help maintain parks and enhance recreation programming. There are a lot of ways to help, from volunteering at a special event to adopting a park.
- Parks - We need volunteers year-round to help weed garden beds, plant trees, clear trails, restore forests, and much more!
- Recreation Centers - Recreation centers offer a variety of safe, fun activities for youth and adults alike, including sports, arts, and homework help. Volunteers can contribute many skills and talents to support programming.
- Special Events – Celebrate with Chandler when you volunteer at a special event. From blockbuster festivals to live concerts to cultural celebrations, signature events and family-friendly fun, happenings of all kinds occur citywide nearly every day of the year.
Annually, Parks & Rec accepts a select group of student-mentor pairs to participate in an exclusive internship that promotes community, education and personal and professional development.