With 330 days of Sunshine that means no snow days and no shoveling! Take advantage of Chandler's wonderful climate and many outdoor and indoor activities.
With 327 miles of paved bike lanes and paths, Chandler is friendly to bicyclists of all abilities and levels. Road cyclists will enjoy Chandler's wide streets with plenty of bike lanes. In addition, there are plenty of multi-use paths for casual cyclists looking for a fun outing.
- Mostly paved, the 6.5-mile Paseo Trail is a 10-foot-wide concrete multi-use pathway on the eastern side of the Consolidated Canal. The western side of the canal is an unimproved dirt surface in most areas that can be used for horseback riding or bicycling.
- Extend your ride further on the Consolidated Canal multi-use path. This multi-use trail is an 18-mile path that runs from Chandler through Gilbert and into Mesa.
Bicycling in SanTan Mountain Regional Park - San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers over 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Trails range from 1.1 miles to more than 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.
Veterans Oasis Park is a combination of park land, lake, and wetlands/groundwater recharge basins. It has 4.5 miles of trails where you can hike, ride a bike, or meander while bird-watching.
Science buffs will also enjoy the park's Solar System Walk, is a series of concrete monuments that represent the significant objects in our solar system. The walk is a scale representation of the solar system's major objects. It is set up along a 2,500-foot pathway around the lake. The concrete monuments are spaced at distances relative to their scale in the solar system.
Hiking in SanTan Mountain Regional Park - San Tan Mountain Regional Park offers more than 8 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Trails range from 1.1 miles to more than 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous.
The Valley of the Sun, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, attracts some of the biggest names in fitness races. Runners compete each January in P.F. Chang's Rock-N-Roll Marathon, and triathletes take to the streets and Tempe Town Lake for the Iron Man Triathlon each November. If the longer distances aren't your style, there are plenty of races to compete in throughout the area.
Ice Den Chandler
- Region: Chandler Arizona
- 7225 W. Harrison Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
- Phone: (480) 598-9400
- Visit Website
This state-of-the-art ice-skating facility has two regulation-sized ice surfaces, available for public skating, hockey and skating lessons. The 80,000-square-foot facility also houses a pro shop, video game arcade, eatery, and party rooms. Open daily, hours vary.
jumpstreet indoor trampoline park
- Region: Chandler Arizona
- 455 E. Warner
Chandler, AZ 85225
- Phone: (480) 780-8008
- Visit Website
We have all seen kids and families jump on a trampoline just about everywhere, but have you seen them bounce from the walls? Newly opened, jumpstreet is a family fun center where kids and adults can jump on a trampoline, and then bounce off a WALL of trampolines! Take in a great game of dodgeball or just some time to bounce off the walls and be a kid again. You have to see it and try it for yourself!
Koli Equestrian Center, located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation, offers miles of breathtaking scenery and horseback riding trails for you and your family to enjoy. Friendly, qualified wranglers can tell you about the beautiful desert surroundings while riding their well-trained horses. The Koli Equestrian Center offers 60-90 minute rides depending on the time of year.
Rafting, Tubing & Water Sports
Located in the Tonto National Forest, the Lower Salt River offers "chills and thrills" while floating on the cool and refreshing mountain-stream waters. Enjoy a "floating picnic" and experience the natural wonders of the Salt River. The folks at Salt River Tubing & Recreation rent tubes that allow you to float along with the river's current. They also offer transportation to and from the launch sites depending on your trip. Tubing excursions vary from 2 to 5 hours in length.
Chandler Aquatic Centers & Splash Pads
Pool time is the ultimate for kids. They'll have a splashing good time in Chandler's aquatic centers. Each has a zero-depth entry pool, water slide, and diving boards and other water features like a lazy river. Check out Chandler's aquatic centers for a conveniently located park near you. And this summer, Chandler Fashion Center is scheduled to open its new splash pad for delightfully refreshing fun.
If you like to fish, why not cast your line in Chandler's urban fishing program? During fall, winter and spring, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks catfish, trout and sunfish in each of the Valley of the Sun's lakes. Anglers can find fish in two of Chandler's parks: Desert Breeze Park and Veterans Oasis Park. Stocking schedules are posted on the Arizona Fish & Game website. Exact dates are not disclosed.
While Chandler is generally thought of as an urban destination, the community has been recognized as one of Arizona's premier birding sites, specifically Chandler's Veterans Oasis Park.
Perfect for experienced and novice bird enthusiasts, Veterans Oasis Park is home to over 150 species of birds - many of which may find their names on one's life list for active birders. The area also is a habitat for burrowing owls. Early risers who walk the park's 4.5 miles of trails might just spot the owls or other birds such as Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, herons, and egrets.
Before you head to the park, be sure to print an updated bird list provided by the City of Chandler.
Families will want to make plans for the FREE Family Bird Walks led by Desert Rivers Audubon Society the first Saturday of the month, November- April at Veterans Oasis Park.