Parks and Recreation

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Chandler embodies an active lifestyle with easy access to outdoor recreation with endless family-fun, award-winning events, world-class golf facilities and a vibrant downtown. Chandler is ideal for family fun and you’ll find a variety of Arizona family attractions.

Whether you are a tween or a senior, there is plenty to do in Chandler. It has a variety of experiences to keep people of all ages occupied. Find loads of kids’ activities in Chandler at 62 recreational parks plus six aquatic parks, Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse, ice skating facilities, an indoor trampoline park, escape rooms and other family fun centers and family-friendly community events.

See living desert creatures like snakes and scorpions (all in cages) at Veterans Oasis Park’s Environmental Education Center or have an “urban fishing” experience at the park’s lake and other lakes throughout Chandler.

Tots can ride an open-air train or a carousel at Desert Breeze Railroad Park while their older siblings play disc golf or try their skills in an archery center. There are play zones at most parks; one even has a replica of a 1920s-style Chandler ranch.

Runners, cyclists and triathletes make Chandler their home base while participating in the Ostrich Festival Mayor’s Fun Run, Rock -N- Roll Marathon or the Iron Man Triathlon.

There’s also world-class golf at Chandler’s seven courses and other venues for outdoor fun. Tennis, hiking, horseback riding, BMX biking or swimming are all possible in and around Chandler. For additional information visit