It first had to purchase the land before Gilbert could begin drafting plans for its largest park to date.
The town entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement in May 2015 with the Maricopa County Flood Control District for a recreation easement on 225 acres within the Chandler Heights Basin Area. It gave birth to the Gilbert Regional Park Master Design Plan, together with the 47 acres already owned by Gilbert.
Three years later, Gilbert broke ground on Gilbert Regional Park and opened the very first facilities of the park in September of 2019.
On a first-come, first-served basis, Gilbert Regional Park's sports courts are all open.
Post-tension concrete courts with strengthened rims and backboard as well as sports surfacing and striping. High efficiency, low-energy-use LED lighting. The courts also feature designated areas for seating.
Until court capacity is reached, the pickleball courts are open for first-come, first-served use. Court rotation must be followed when court capacity is reached. You can find additional laws, regulations, and rotation data here.
Until court capacity is achieved, the pickleball courts are open for first-come, first-served use. When court capacity is reached, it must be accompanied by court rotation. It is possible to find additional laws, legislation, and rotation details here.
In the fall of 2020, rentals and programming will be eligible. Join @gilbertregional on Social Media for updates. Subscribe to the email pickleball list here.
16 pickleball courts ready for competition; 15 courts of regular dimensions and one all-accessible, showcase court. Lighting is built for tournament play according to Class II norms and has push button controls that allow two courts to be lit at a time. Eight foot pickleball perimeter fence with vinyl coating and pvc topper with six foot mesh screening and four foot pickleball inner fencing. Dedicated shade and seating are also available in the courts.
Six competition-ready, lit sand volleyball courts for sand cooling with a push button triggered spray. Bike parking and three ramadas also appear in the courts.
Six competition-ready courts for tennis. Lighting is built for tournament play according to Class II norms and has push button controls that allow two courts to be lit at one time. Ten foot perimeter fence for tennis with screening of nine foot wire. There is also dedicated shade and seating on the courts.
The amphitheater is an entertainment space and performance plaza anchored by an architectural symbol of 360 degrees and features views of the lake and San Tan Mountains of the Gilbert Regional Park.
5-acres of natural amphitheater-like sloped area surrounding the performance plaza are included in the 10-acre event lawn, which can accommodate up to 5,000 individuals. On the southeast side of the event lawn, ramps with ADA access are open.
For families close and far, the playground at Gilbert Regional Park is a destination. The focus of this sprawling play space with numerous slides and climbers strategically installed into the existing hillside is a custom tower playstructure that mimics the mountainous backdrop. At the top of the play area, the Double ZipKrooz ® and playground swings are also included, while a play area for toddlers and preschoolers is below. With more hillside slides and climbers, tunnels constructed below hills and more age-appropriate obstacles, the play area for younger children often uses the topography. In addition, to help shield visitors from the heat of the Arizona sun, SkyWays® shade structures are installed throughout the playground design.
These amazing kid-friendly parks are just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Gilbert, Arizona:
- Freestone Park
- Crossroads Veteran's Park
- Water Tower Plaza
- John Allen Park
- Nichols Park
- Discovery Park
- Zanjero Park
- Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our offices located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!