Things to Do in Chandler

Things to Do in Chandler AZ

From city leaders to its 250,000-plus residents, Chandler promotes and embodies an active lifestyle. With easy access to both indoor and outdoor recreation, award-winning festivals and events, world-class golf and tennis facilities, trails and a vibrant downtown, Chandler is ideal for family fun with an emphasis on health and fitness.

Whether you are a tween or a senior, there is plenty to do in Chandler. The city offers a variety of experiences to keep people of all ages engaged and entertained. Find loads of kids’ activities in Chandler at 67 recreational parks, six aquatic centers, the famous Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse, ice skating, indoor trampoline parks and miniature golf, escape rooms and other family fun centers and family-friendly community events.

See and explore a number of living desert creatures like snakes and scorpions (all in desert-themed terrariums) 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 will enjoy the open-air train and carousel at Desert Breeze Railroad Park, while older kids play disc golf or ply their skills at an outdoor archery center. There are play zones at most parks – one even has a replica of a 1920s-style Chandler ranch. Some of the larger parks also sport spray pads, a nice summertime treat for kids and parents alike. And each year, hundreds of classes, sports leagues and other pursuits are offered through the city’s recreation program. A growing pickleball and ping pong community has also given the city additional amenities for these sports geared to people of any age.

Runners, cyclists and triathletes make Chandler their home base while participating in the Rock-N-Roll Marathon or the Iron Man Triathlon. Chandler is also home to the 7.5-mile Paseo Trail, which bissects central Chandler, running along the banks of the Consolidated Canal. It’s perfect for biking, running, walking or a leisurely ride on horseback.

There’s also world-class golf at Chandler’s seven courses and other venues for outdoor fun. Tennis, hiking, skateboarding, BMX or swimming – it is all possible in and around Chandler. For more information, visit