CityScope: April - May 2020

City Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our residents and employees is of upmost importance. The City is working closely with public health agencies, school districts and businesses to best protect our residents. To provide you the most up-to-date and accurate information, visit COVID-19 Updates.

We also encourage residents to get updates and information from the health experts at the Maricopa County Department of Public HealthArizona Department of Health ServicesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization.

Meadowbrook Park

Share Your Thoughts on Chandler Parks

Chandler is committed to developing and maintaining a quality parks system that provides opportunities for residents to connect with others who enjoy being physically active, exploring nature and developing social bonds with their fellow residents. These opportunities to connect are how we create a high quality of life in Chandler.

Chandler’s existing parks system is comprised of 68 developed parks totaling 1,281.07 acres. As the City nears completion of its remaining undeveloped parkland, we have an opportunity to take an objective look at the parks in Chandler and provide guidance, strategies and operational policies to ensure our parks are accessible, sustainable and innovative.

Chandler is currently developing a Parks Strategic Master Plan, and community input is a key component. Two public meetings are scheduled from *6-7:30 p.m. on May 13 and May 21, location to be determined and posted at Chandler Events. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can provide feedback at Plan Chandler's Parks.

*Meeting dates are subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop.

Rain and Warmer Weather Brings Weeds

With the changing seasons, many types of vegetation grow quickly in lawns, alleyways and empty lots throughout the City. That means Chandler residents and property owners should be ready to clean up areas they are responsible for maintaining.

A Chandler ordinance states property owners or persons in control of any private property are responsible for maintaining their entire premises, ensuring it is free from weeds, overheight grass and uncontrolled vegetation. This includes any abutting right-of-way up to the curb or street (or the edge of the pavement where curbs are not present). Owners also are responsible for maintenance to the center of their alleys. These areas should be free of any and all weeds and grass in excess of six inches in height, and any litter, trash or debris.

Also, keep in mind landscaping should not obstruct public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, signs, fire hydrants and traffic signals. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed back to avoid these situations. To report a violation or obtain more information, visit Chandler Code, use Public Stuff (the City’s mobile app) or call or text 480-782-4320. 

As the Weather Heats Up ...

The Chandler Fire Department advises residents to leave bees alone, and they’ll leave you alone. Bees are sensitive to noise, such as power equipment and barking dogs and may attack pets or people in the area. Generally, a swarm of bees will only stay in a location for an average of 24 hours. Take the necessary precautions to prevent disturbing them, and contact a beekeeper or exterminator if they appear to be staying longer.

If bees have made their home in the City-owned water meter, City-owned water valve boxes or around a fire hydrant, the City will take responsibility for their removal. This is the only instance in which the City will remove bees on private property. To determine if the City should be involved, contact Water Distribution at 480-782-3706. 

Chandler has six pools and aquatic centers opening in May*. 

Arrowhead Pool                                        
1475 W. Erie St.                                         

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center                              
1400 W. Summit Pl.                   

Folley Pool
600 E. Fairview St.

Hamilton Aquatic Center
3838 S. Arizona Ave.

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center                                         
5901 S. Hillcrest Dr.                                  

Nozomi Aquatic Center
250 S. Kyrene Road

Visit Chandler Aquatics for opening schedules and hours of operation, or call 480-782-2749 for more information. 

*Opening dates are subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop.

Canceled: Calling all movie lovers: CinePark returns in May

It’s movie season! Enjoy the return of the popular movie series, CinePark. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to watch free, family-friendly flicks on a giant screen on three consecutive Friday evenings in May: 1, 8 and 15. Movies begin at 8 p.m. Pre-movie seating opens 90-minutes before the show, and moviegoers can enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities inspired by each movie. 

Movie Schedule:
Movies begin at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 1           
Lion King                             

Friday, May 8    
Angry Birds 2                                                  

Friday, May 15
Toy Story 4

*Dates are subject to change/cancellation as the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop.

Earth Day is April 22 — Check Out Programs by Chandler’s Solid Waste Services

Earth Day is April 22, but residents should think about protecting our environment every day. With the changing weather, many residents are taking time to clean their homes, garages, sheds and yards. The City provides many safe and convenient ways to dispose of items properly:

  1. Leftover paint, pesticides, oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals and other household chemicals should be disposed of properly. DO NOT place these items down the drain, in the street, alley or in your recycling or trash can. Residents may schedule an appointment to bring these items to the Household Hazardous Collection Center by calling 480-782-3510. 
  2. If you have items that are too large to fit in a curbside or alley trash container, you may need a bulk materials pickup. Residents paying for City-provided solid waste services can receive one free curbside bulk pick up every six weeks. Call 480-782-3510 to schedule your collection.
  3. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center, located at 955 East Queen Creek Rd., is available to residents paying for City-provided solid waste services. The Center is open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residential recycling and trash items, including yard waste. Disposal charges apply to some items. Please contact Solid Waste Services for details.
  4. Residents need to only place items accepted in Chandler recycling in their curbside blue recycling containers. All items not accepted in the City’s recycling program are considered contamination and landfilled at a higher cost then placing it in the trash. If in doubt, throw it out or call Solid Waste Services for disposal options.
  5. Residents with smartphones or tablets can use the Recycle Coach (formerly My Waste) app as a way to get information and set reminders on recycling and trash collection. The search feature will tell you if the item is recyclable or how to dispose of the material. The Recycle Coach application is now available at Chandler Trash and Recycle, as well as the mobile app.

   If you have any questions about recycling or trash service, call 480-782-3510 or visit Chandler Trash and Recycle.

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