Free Activities for All Ages in Chandler
So the kids are out of school for the summer and there’s only so long that you can stand to watch them play video games, but how do you do something fun without spending a ton of money? If you’re looking to entertain the kids on a budget, check out these free attractions found right here in Chandler.
Want to get the kids out of the house for a while? Take them to Playtopia. It’s a free 2.5 acre play area located inside Tumbleweed Park here in Chandler. Playtopia includes several zones that are themed on Chandler’s heritage, and amenities include swings, slides, bridges and climbing zones. You can als bring the whole family and have a picnic at one of the nearby barbeque grills. The bigger kids and adults can play sand volleyball or horseshoes in one of the nearby courts. Families and pets are welcome and if you want to reserve a ramada for an event, go to chandleraz.gov.
Veterans Oasis Park and Environmental Education Center
On top of the outdoor areas, the Veterans Oasis Park includes an education center focused on wildlife preservation and environmental awareness. The staff on site works with local schools to bring students to the center. The central focus of the center is to replace reclaimed water back into the ground for later use. On top of the center, the park includes exhibit areas, an outdoor amphitheater and an urban fishing lake. Entrance to the park and education center is free and visitors are welcome to walk the trails and view the exhibits. Get more information on the park and education center at chandleraz.gov.
Want to learn more about our town? Take a trip to the Chandler Museum for a rich collection of artifacts, photographs and oral histories that document Chandler’s heritage. With programs like the C-town Suitcase Club and Science Saturdays, the Chandler Museum is a great (and free) way to spend the day learning something new and staying cool at the same time. For more details on special events and programs as well as hours, go to chandlermuseum.org.
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