With the youth summer camps complete and the Chandler Unified School District back in session this week, things started to quiet down at Chandler's Recreation facilities. That won't last too long, however, as afterschool activities, drop-in programs and fall classes are approaching around the corner.
The fall Break Time magazine outlining all recreation classes and special events for September through November is now available at many City facilities, libraries and recreation centers and online at www.chandleraz.gov/breaktime. Registration starts Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. for residents and Friday, Aug. 12 non-residents. For more information, call 480-782-2727. You can register online at www.chandleraz.gov/registration or in person at any Chandler Recreation facility.
Friday Fun Fact
There are 1,189 total acres of land throughout the 61 developed City of Chandler Parks. For a list of parks and amenities, visit www.chandleraz.gov/parks.
Registration Open for Adult Sports Leagues
Registration is now open for the fall Chandler Adult Sports leagues. Games will begin the week of September 6. If you're interested in putting a team together, contact Ken Sipes at 782-2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chandler Adult Sports web page is: www.chandleraz.gov/adult-sports and you can follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chandleradultsports or @ChandlerAdultSp on Twitter.
August Newsletter Now Available
Even as the July National Parks & Recreation Month comes to a close, it's important to still stay active as the hot months linger on here in Chandler. There are a variety of activities available for all ages that you can explore in the August newsletter that is now posted at www.facebook.com/ChandlerRecreation. If you are not already receiving this monthly newsletter, you can sign up here: www.chandleraz.gov/listserv.html.
Leaders in Training Teens Graduate
Last week 65 local teenagers completed the annual summer Leaders In Training (LIT) program. They worked with employees in different city departments and learned valuable skills for their future career interests. Congratulations to all the participants, and city staff thanks you for your contributions this summer. For more information on Chandler Teen Programs, visit www.chandleraz.gov/teens or call 480-782-2727.
August Family Nights at Tumbleweed Recreation Center
Join in the fun at Family Night at Tumbleweed Recreation Center every Wednesday throughout August from 5:30-7 p.m. There is a different activity each week. The fee is $2 ($3 for non-resident ages 1-12) and $3 ($5 for non-residents ages 13-17). Call 480-782-2900 or visit www.chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed for more information.
Dive-In Movie at Mesquite Groves Aquatics Center on Aug. 5
Chandler Aquatics will host one of its special events, a "Dive-In Movie Night," next Friday, August 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be "The Transformers" (PG-13 rating). Admission is $1 for children, $2.25 for adults and $1.25 for seniors. For more details, see page 22 of the fall Break Time magazine or call 782-2635. For information on offseason hours for Chandler pools, visit www.chandleraz.gov/aquatics or call the Aquatics Hotline at 782-2733. You can also receive the latest information on Twitter by following @ChandlerAquatic.
Sonoran Sunset Series Returns on Sept. 8
For the third straight year, the Environmental Education Center (EEC), located at the northeast corner of Lindsay and Chandler Heights roads presents the return of the free Sonoran Sunset Series of musical entertainment by Veterans Oasis Lake on Thursday, September 8, from 6-7 p.m. Desert Dixie, a fun, country duo, will perform. Participants are welcome to bring blankets, chairs or food. Other Sonoran Sunsets Series events will be Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. For more information, visit www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis or call 480-782-2890.
Fall Parent & Toddler Activities at TRC
When the temperatures start to drop in a couple of months, parents and toddlers can enjoy playful fall mornings
with "Bounce, Bike & Boogie" at Tumbleweed Recreation Center's outdoor courtyard on Wednesday, Sept. 28,
Oct. 26 and Nov. 30 from 9-11 a.m. This play area is intended for children five and younger to play under
parental or guardian supervision with a bounce house, tricycles, other toys and music. The TRC also hosts
"Bubble Blast" on Wednesday, Oct. 12, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 from 9-11 a.m. There is a $2 fee per child for both
activities ($3 for non-residents). The TRC is located at 745 E. Germann road. For more information, visit
www.chandleraz.gov/tumbleeweed or call 480-782-2900).
Stay Connected With Social Media
For the latest news, you can follow @ChandlerRec on Twitter and Chandler Recreation on Facebook. Chandler Recreation produces a television show called "Come Out & Play" on Channel 11 and YouTube that highlights programs and events. To watch the current episode and other videos, visit www.youtube.com/chandlerrecreation.
Liam O'Mahony is an Information Specialist with the City of Chandler Community Services Department. He can be reached at email@example.com.