CityScope: April - May 2023

May is Water Safety Month

Chandler Firefighter placing a door hanger for water safety

Drownings are 100% preventable. The month of May is Water Safety Month and Chandler Aquatics, Fire and Police are pooling together to walk door-to-door delivering water safety information to Chandler households. The annual Water Safety Walk will take place on Saturday, May 6. The City of Chandler invites you to turn the tide on drownings in our community.

To volunteer email or call 480-782-2120. Please swim safely and follow the ABCs of water safety: Adult Supervision, Barriers, and Classes (CPR and swim lessons).

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.

The Chandler Property Maintenance ordinance states property owners or persons in control of any private property are responsible for maintaining their entire premises, ensuring it is free from uncontrolled, unmaintained or overgrown grass or weeds. This includes those areas between the property line and the street. Owners are also responsible for maintenance to the center of their alleys. These areas include one-half (1/2) of the width of abutting alleys from the property line to the center of the alley.  Also, keep in mind vegetation should not obstruct public rights-of-way, including streets, sidewalks, signs, fire hydrants and traffic signals. Tree limbs must be maintained to hang no lower than fifteen (15) feet above any public street or alleyway and eight (8) feet above any public sidewalk.

The City has a Tool Lending Program offering basic yard tools that residents may borrow to clean up their property. Or if you know of a senior resident or veteran in Chandler that needs help with yard maintenance, we can assist with the Let’s Pull Together Program. To learn more, call 480-782-4348 or send an email. Report a code violation or obtain more information, or use Public Stuff (the City’s mobile phone app) or call or text 480-782-4320.

Cool off in Chandler pools this summer

Children playing in the pool at Nozomi Aquatic Center

Chandler has six pools and aquatic centers scheduled to open in May:

  • Arrowhead Pool — 1475 W. Erie St.
  • Desert Oasis Aquatic Center — 1400 W. Summit Place
  • Folley Pool — 600 E. Fairview St.
  • Hamilton Aquatic Center — 3838 S. Arizona Ave.
  • Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center — 5901 S. Hillcrest Drive
  • Nozomi Aquatic Center — 250 S. Kyrene Road

Find opening schedules and hours of operation, or call 480-782-2350 for more information. 

Enjoy movies under the stars

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: 5, 12 and 19. 

Come enjoy movie themed activities prior to the show starting at 6:30 p.m., movies begin promptly at 8 p.m. Check out all the movie magic details
Movie Schedule:
Movies begin at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 5        

Friday, May 12          
DC League of Super-Pets                                                  

Friday, May 19          
Minions: The Rise of Gru

Earth Day is April 22 — see what you can do to protect our environment 

Chandler staff sorting hazardous waste materials

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, rechargeable batteries  and other household hazardous waste  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 Facility 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 call 480-782-3510 to schedule curbside bulk pick up collection.

3. The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center, located at 955 E. Queen Creek Road, 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, including yard waste. New fees were implemented in July. Please call 480-782-3510 for 

4. Residents should only place items accepted in Chandler’s recycling program curbside blue recycling containers. Items should not be bagged, but placed in the can loosely. New items have been added, check for items accepted for recycling in Chandler. 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 app as a way see schedule and set reminders for 
recycling and trash collection. The search feature will tell you if the item is recyclable or how to dispose of the material. 

City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected. 

5    CinePark May Movie Series, Tumbleweed Park, 480-782-2735
7     Chandler Symphony Orchestra presents So Romantic, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
11, 25    City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 480-782-2181
12    CinePark May Movie Series, Tumbleweed Park, 480-782-2735
13     Art Social, Vision Gallery, 480-782-2695
13    You Look Marvelous Fashion Show, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2709
19    CinePark May Movie Series, Tumbleweed Park, 480-782-2735
29    Memorial Day, City offices closed

Visit or call the 480-782-2735 for more information.

Contact Us
Communications & Public Affairs | 480-782-2228
Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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