Veterans Oasis Park
Veterans Oasis Park is a waste water recharge facility in Chandler, AZ, at the northeast corner of Lindsay and Chandler Heights Roads, similar to the Gilbert Water Ranch. It has a number of shallow basins with variable water levels and paths along the perimeters. There's an "anglers' pond" just off the parking lot with consistent water levels, paved walkways, and pavilions. The facility is too new for much vegetation, and the basins seldom hold enough water close to the paths for photography. To date I've done best at the anglers' pond, but there's lots of potential once the vegetation becomes established. All the waterfowl in this gallery were taken on the anglers' pond, as well as the Killdeer and Red-necked Phalarope. The Greater Roadrunner and the Horned Lark were along the dirt paths while the Yellow-headed Blackbird was in one of the shallow basins.