Chandler City Council approves parks master plan, outlines need for regional park

The Chandler City Council approved the city's parks strategic master plan during a meeting Aug. 12. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
The Chandler City Council approved the city's parks strategic master plan during a meeting Aug. 12. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The Chandler City Council approved the city's parks strategic master plan during a meeting Aug. 12. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The Chandler City Council approved the city's parks strategic master plan during a meeting Aug. 12. The master plan outlines future areas of growth for the city's parks department and serves as a guide for the City Council as it approves developments, renovations and other items related to the city's park system.

The parks master plan recommends the construction of a regional park in the city; the plan also recommends conducting a feasibility study for a regional park before embarking on the process of park development. Regional parks are usually more than 50 acres in size, according to the master plan. The plan notes the city is in a deficit of how many athletic fields it needs, and a regional park could fill some of that need.


The master plan also highlights areas in need of more parks and recreation spaces, such as Chandler and southeastern Chandler. It also highlights parks and areas that are in need of repair and renovation.


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