The Paseo Vista Recreation Area includes an archery range, disc golf course, dog park, playground, picnic areas and more than a mile of walking trails.
For nearly 30 years it was a working landfill, a large man-made dirt mound with sloping sides rising above the streets and nearby houses. Then the people of Chandler made the investment to give this place a new purpose. Today, the slopes still dominate the landscape but they are covered with boulders encased in wire to help control erosion, decomposed granite, wildflowers and other plants.
Most of the amenities are not visible from the streets below. But Chandler residents who make the worthwhile walk, ride or drive to the top of the hill will be able to appreciate and enjoy the Paseo Vista Recreation Area for many years to come.
Vehicle access is off McQueen Rd., 1/4-mile north of Ocotillo Rd., and there are more than 330 parking spaces. Direct access is also available to bicyclists, joggers and others via the adjacent Paseo Trail along the Consolidated Canal.
Time to get the dog out? Check out Paseo Vista Recreation Area, one of our beautiful City's Dog Parks. These parks offer unique amenities designed just for dogs, including several training obstacles that the Police Department purchased through a grant. The obstacles include a see-saw, balance beam, tunnel, hurdles, and a large A-frame. Other amenities include benches for us humans, pooper-scoopers to pick up after Fido and his friends, doggy drinking fountains, a fake fire hydrant (at Snedigar Dog Park only), and plenty of parking. The parks are surrounded by 6-foot high chain link fences with one main entrance so dogs can’t escape unleashed.
The Dog Parks are open to the public daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., except when they are closed for routine maintenance or reserved for city sponsored programs such as dog obedience classes and Police K-9 training.