Veteran’s Oasis Park

Western Wood-Pewee

On another recent day when we had a reprieve from Phoenix’s heat, we headed to a destination about 30 miles away…Chandler, AZ…and Veteran’s Oasis Park, a new-to-us park. It’s a Chandler City Park with a community fishing lake but it also has several recharge (water treatment) ponds that are very wild. In fact, they are almost too wild to be able to see much wildlife but I’m sure the animals appreciate it. This is a very pretty park.

Black-tailed Jackrabbits galore

Turkey Vultures galore

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Desert Cottontail

San Tan Mountains

Killdeer

Great Blue Heron

Common Gallinule

Blue Dasher Dragonfly

They have blinds scattered around to observe/photograph the wildlife but the reeds and other plants are so overgrown that there isn’t much of a view.

From the recharge ponds, you can look out over farmland…from arid desert to green crops.

Homes with a farm view

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5 thoughts on “Veteran’s Oasis Park

  1. I’m going to visit this place soon. I had no idea it was there.
    Thanks Candace. Lovely photos. How big are those Turkey Vultures?
    They look large.

  2. That Chandler park must have been developed after I moved away from there because I don’t recall it at all. The SanTans photo brought back a lot of memories. I lived just to the north of them in Queen Creek and spent a lot of time in them. It’s good to know that there are so many parks in the area now!

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