GUIDE: Where to beat the heat in Chandler

See local places to cool down this summer in and around Chandler. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See local places to cool down this summer in and around Chandler. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

See local places to cool down this summer in and around Chandler. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)


In addition to local water amenities, residents can trek some miles in any direction to find an oasis from the desert heat.

Water parks

Golfland/Sunsplash

155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa

480-834-8319


www.golfland.com/mesa

Cost: free (infant admission up to 12 months), $5.99 (toddler admission 12-35 months), $21.99 (evening admission Sun.-Thu. after 3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. after 4 p.m., after 2 p.m. when park closes at 5 p.m.), $28.99 (junior admission age 3 and older up to 47 inches in height and senior admissions age 60 and over), $33.99 (general admission)

Hours: Opens at 11 a.m., closes 6 p.m. Sun.-Tue. June 2-July 30; closes 10 p.m. Wed.-Sat. June 1-July 27, Aug. 3; closes 6 p.m. May 29-May 31, July 4 and 31; closes 5 p.m. July 10, Aug. 1-2, 4

Features: 29 water features, including slides, rides, wave pool, activity pool, toddler tadpole pool, water play area and lazy river

Season passes: $69.99 (four or more or renewal from 2018 season), $74.99

The Oasis

8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix

602-438-9000

www.arizonagrandresort.com/oasis-water-park

Cost: free to Arizona Grand Resort guests

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Sept. 2

Features: thrill rides, wave pool, Zuni River with rolling effects, spray deck with heated pool

Lakes

Bartlett Lake

20808 E. Bartlett Dam Road, Rio Verde

480-221-0503

www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35333

Camping: yes

Cost: $8 (per vehicle), seasonal passes available, other fees may apply to some activities

Marina hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Canyon Lake

16802 AZ-88, Tortilla Flat

480-288-9233

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35545

Camping: yes

Cost: $8 (per vehicle), seasonal passes available, other fees may apply to some activities

Marina hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saguaro Lake

14011 N. Bush Hwy., Mesa

480-986-5546

www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35547

Camping: yes

Cost: $8 (per vehicle), seasonal passes available, other fees may apply to some activities

Marina hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Other cool-down spots

Ice Den Chandler

7225 W. Harrison St., Chandler


480-598-9400

www.icedenchandler.com

Cost: $5 (kids age 5 and under), $7 (kids ages 6-12), $9 (general admission age 13 and older), $6 (seniors age 55 and older)

Hours: Mon., Tue., Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed. 9a.m.-7p.m., Fri. 10a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Salt River Tubing

9200 N. Bush Hwy., Mesa

480-984-3305

www.saltrivertubing.com

Cost: $14 (without tube rental), $17 (with tube rental)

Hours: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., last tube rental 1 p.m.


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