Project History

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Acquiring the Acreage 

In order for Gilbert to begin drafting plans for its largest park to date, it first had to acquire the land. In May 2015, the Town entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Flood Control District of Maricopa County for a recreation easement on 225 acres within the Chandler Heights Basin Area. This agreement will allow residents and businesses alike to enjoy recreational use of the basin area. Combined with the 47 acres already owned by Gilbert, it gave birth to the Gilbert Regional Park Master Concept Plan.

Community Outreach

Gilbert made it a high priority to gather community input for its new regional park. As part of this process, community-wide design workshops were conducted from January 2016 through April 2016.  

Breaking Ground 

Gilbert broke ground on the 272-acre project in May 2018, marking the start of construction for the park’s initial amenities and attractions. Phase 1A is set to open on September 21, 2019.   

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