Fun Facts

  • Architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Dr. A.J. Chandler had drawn up plans for a second San Marcos Resort in 1930, "San Marcos in the Desert," but the resort was never built due to the Great Depression
  • The City also uses water from 22 wells operating in the City.  Chandler's oldest drinking water well is the Erie well, which has been in service since 1948. Over that time, it has produced an estimated eight billion, 614 million (8,614,000,000) gallons of drinking water.
  • Since it's opening in 1989, more than 2 million people have walked through the doors of the Chandler Center for the Arts.  The Center is jointly owned by the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District, which provides the students with the opportunity to perform in a world-class theatre. 
  • Minnesota Vikings Quarterback, Donovan McNabb has made his home in Chandler.
  • Have you ever heard of Folley Park?  This park was named after Zora Folley, a former City Councilmember who was also a former heavyweight boxer who fought Muhammad Ali.
  • The gray water produced by Chandler high-tech companies like Intel, who just recently opened FAB 32, provides the water for all the lakes of Ocotillo.
  • A southwest tradition for over 50 years, the annual Tumbleweed tree is constructed from 1500-2000 tumbleweeds, 1200 lights, 65 pounds of glitter, and 25 lbs. of paint.


Today, visitors have many options for overnight accommodations. Many hotels are within a 20-minute…