CHANDLER, Ariz. – In Chandler, “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation.” This July, Chandler’s park and recreation professionals join communities across the country in celebrating “National Park and Recreation Month” highlighting the important role leisure activities and green spaces play in the quality of life we enjoy in Chandler.
Home to 1,500 acres of lively park landscapes, 98 playgrounds, and a variety of recreational amenities and programs, Chandler offers a city-in-a-park feel, where residents can come together to discover, imagine, and grow.
“Local parks and recreation facilities are really the cornerstone of every community. They are places for everyone to go to be active, live healthier, celebrate the arts, connect with nature, and of course connect with each other,” says Jeff Larsen, Parks Operations and Maintenance Manager. “This year’s national theme reminds us, as we take stock of the things that matter most to us, to count Chandler Parks & Recreation among the places we are grateful for in our community.”
The community is invited to #RiseUp in honor of one of the City’s most valued resources – Chandler Parks.
Saturday, July 30 is For Our Parks Day, an initiative that provides volunteer opportunities for residents to be naturally invested in preserving and protecting Chandler’s park system. Community groups, sporting teams, service clubs, local businesses and individuals are encouraged to volunteer to restore Snedigar Sportsplex’s baseball and softball fields, located at 4500 S. Basha Road, Chandler, AZ 85248.
Volunteers are needed at 5 a.m. and will help rake Turface® on skinned infields. Knowledgeable Chandler Parks staff will also be on hand to provide direction, tools, and supplies to ensure everyone is on track and has a great time. Anyone who wishes to participate should sign-up at Chandler Park and Rec Month prior to July 28.
Individuals and groups that are unable to participate may still support Chandler’s parks at a more convenient time by applying for an Adopt-a-Park project or calling 480-782-2667.
Throughout July residents are encouraged to explore all Chandler Parks and Recreation has to offer. Find daily leisure activities, enrichment classes, and special events in the current edition of the City’s Break Time Recreation Guide.
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