The completion of two new parks in Chandler, Meadowbrook Park and Homestead South Park, will be celebrated in back-to-back ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13. The public is invited to attend.
Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and members of the City Council and Parks and Recreation Board will gather at 9 a.m. at Homestead South Park, 1800 E. Pecos Road, to dedicate the new five-acre neighborhood park, and then travel to the seven-acre Meadowbrook Park, 3377 S. Layton Lakes Blvd., for a 9:30 a.m. ceremony.
The two parks are the 50th and 51st neighborhood parks to be built in Chandler and brings to 67 the total number of developed parks in the City. Homestead South Park is located in the square mile bordered by Chandler Boulevard, Pecos, McQueen and Cooper roads.
The park was constructed through a development agreement with Fulton Homes and includes open turf areas, irrigation, walking paths, landscaping and a shaded playground that encourages kids to use their imagination while playing. In an effort to promote fitness, outdoor exercise equipment also was installed. The park was constructed by ELS Construction.
The land for Meadowbrook Park was purchased in 2007 and developed recently as families moved into new homes built in the Layton Lakes subdivision. The park is located in the square mile bordered by Queen Creek, Ocotillo, Gilbert and Val Vista Drive.
The new park includes open turf areas, irrigation, lighted sand volleyball and basketball courts, obstacle/fitness equipment with shade structures (inspired by the television show American Ninja Warrior), court games, a picnic ramada, drinking fountain, bike rack, benches, picnic tables, barbeque grill, trash receptacles and lighted walkways.
Meadowbrook Park was designed by Gavan & Barker, Inc., and constructed by Nickle Contracting, LLC. ExerPlay Inc., designed and installed the obstacle/fitness course.