Veterans Oasis Park. Chandler Arizona's Newest Park & Best Kept Secret

veterans oasis parkThis month’s pick for Chandler’s Best Kept Secret goes to Veterans Oasis Park  located at Chandler Heights & Lindsay Roads.

The park features 113 acres of walking trails, ramadas and picnic areas, a play area, a hummingbird and butterfly habitat, revolving gardens, a 5 acre fishing lake and an Environmental Education Center offering information, classes and programs, exhibits and a nature store.  There’s even a place to give your horse a drink…should you visit on horseback.

As for fishing, the lake is stocked with channel catfish, rainbow trout (in season) bluegill, redear sunfish, hybrid sunfish and largemouth bass.  An urban fishing license is required as well as a Chandler boating license if you’re going to take your fishing boat on the lake. No motors allowed by the way.

The secret is, if you wander away from the lake area, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the marshes and the sounds of the wildlife that live there and because it’s a secret…fewer people to disrupt the quiet…so don’t tell anyone!