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Free Things to Do in Chandler, AZ

Sports & Recreation

Desert Breeze Park

660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., East
480.782.2750

The Hummingbird Habitat at Desert Breeze Park is part of a demonstration garden that familiarizes visitors with Southwestern plants that are beautiful, low water usage, and part of the natural environment that supports area wildlife. Interpretive trail markers help identify plants. The park also offers ball fields, lake views, walking trails, picnic pavilions, a playground, restrooms and tennis.

Paseo Trail

Trail begins at Galveston St. and continues through Riggs Road
480.782.2727

The 9.5-mile Paseo Trail features a 10-foot-wide concrete multi-use pathway on the eastern side of the Consolidated Canal in east Chandler. The western side of the canal is an unimproved dirt surface that can be used for horseback riding or bicycling. The Paseo Trail is one of the reasons why Chandler was named as one of the top ten most walkable cities in the U.S. for 2007 by Prevention magazine.

Veterans Oasis Park and Environmental Education Center

4050 E. Chandler Heights Road
480.782.2890, chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis

This dynamic, mixed-use facility is located in the southeast corner of the city at the intersection of Lindsay and Chandler Heights Roads. The center includes four classrooms for wildlife preservation and environmental awareness, exhibit areas, outdoor amphitheater, nature store and an urban fishing lake, all surrounded by more than four miles of trails. A primary purpose of the facility is to recharge reclaimed water into the ground for later use. The staff works with local schools to develop nature-oriented activities that complement their curriculum. Programs offered include birdwatching, green living, gardening, water conservation, nature photography, orienteering, alternative energy, stargazing and moon walks. Entrance to the Environmental Education Center is free and visitors are welcome to view the exhibits and walk the trails around the urban fishing lake.

Shopping

The Shops at Downtown Ocotillo

Southwest Corner of Dobson Road and Queen Creek

Shops at Pecos Ranch

1900 W. Germann Road (northeast corner of Dobson and Germann Roads)