Summit Point Park, a quaint .29 acre park in Chandler is
getting a makeover starting this month.
For those who aren’t familiar, Summit Point Park is in the heart of the
neighborhood in the northeast corner of Elliot & Alma School Roads. The hope
is to inspire residents, both young and old, to get outdoors and play.
Though small, the corner park has had a substantially
positive impact on the community since its construction more than three decades
ago. In order to make sure the park renovation
will be well received, Chandler has developed a conceptual plan for the park
that includes additions requested by the community itself. The most popular request? Outdoor fitness
In addition to the fitness stations, the park will also
expand into a vacant alley behind to add space for cornhole games and a rubber-surfaced
space for other sidewalk style games. Other improvements include a new water
fountain, additional shade canopy, new lighting fixtures, benches, and picnic
“Parks play an important role in the quality of life in
Chandler. Investing in parks such as Summit Point Park ensures that Chandler’s
parks are kept up to date and the recreational needs of the community are being
met,” the Community Services Planning Manager for Chandler, Mickey Ohland, said
in a statement.
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With most of the city feeling so new, it can be sometimes hard to imagine Chandler with an extensive history. Enter the East Valley History Center & Research Archives at the McCullough-Price House, which is part of the Chandler Museum campus. Exploring Chandler’s historical photos and texts has never been easier.
The McCullough-Price House was originally built in 1938 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3,300 square foot Pueblo Revival style home mixes the original beams and other features with mid century modern furniture. The archive contains old newspapers (including the Chandler Arizonan), photographs, yearbooks, maps, and photos from the early 1900s to the present day captured on microfilm. The House also features tiny exhibits and the offices for the museum staff.
Just to the north of the McCullough-Price house is the brand new 10,000 square foot Chandler Museum. Built to complement the historic house, the modern building is the centerpiece of the new museum campus. It showcases a sculpture by artist Jeff Zischke, Infinite Shade, which serves as the shade structure for the outdoor courtyard during the day but is beautifully lit during the evening. The Chandler Museum features both local and travelling national shows and exhibits.
Regular hours for the Chandler Museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 1-5pm. Admission is free. 300 S. Chandler Village Drive Chandler, AZ. Find out more at www.chandlermuseum.org.
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