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Check out local places to cool off this summer in and around Chandler. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock)


In addition to the local water facilities, residents can walk a few miles in any direction to find an oasis of desert heat.

Water parks

Golf course / Sunsplash

155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa

480-834-8319

www.golfland.com/mesa

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

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

Features: 29 water games, including slides, rides, wave pool, activity pool, toddler pool, water play area, and artificial river

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

The Oasis

8000 Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix

602-438-9000

www.arizonagrandresort.com/oasis-water-park

Cost: Free for Arizona Grand Resort guests

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. until September 2

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

some 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 certain activities

Marina hours: 9 am-5pm

Canyon Lake

16802 AZ-88, tortilla dish

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 certain activities

Marina hours: 9 am-5pm

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 certain activities

Marina hours: 9 am-5pm

Other recovery points

Chandler of the Ice Lair

7225 W. Harrison St., Chandler

480-598-9400

www.icedenhandler.com

Cost: $ 5 (children 5 and under), $ 7 (children 6 to 12), $ 9 (general admission 13 and over), $ 6 (seniors 55 and over)

Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 10 am-5pm, Wed 9 am-7pm, Fri 10 am-6.30pm, Sat 8 am-5pm, Sun 10 am-2pm

Salt river piping

9200 N. Bush Hwy., Mesa

480-984-3305

www.saltivertubing.com

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

Hours: 9 a.m.-6.30 p.m., last metro rental 1 p.m.


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