Civic Space Park

424 N. Central A​ve.
(602) 262-7490

Park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Splash pad operation:​

Last Saturday of May through October 1



About the park:

Civic Space Park offers residents, professionals, students and downtown visitors a setting with unique urban design, sustainable construction and operational features, along with a landmark public sculpture by artist Janet Echelman.

Civic Space Park is home to the A.E. England Building Gallery (424 N. Central Ave.) - a local art space. The building, named for the business formerly housed there, offers space for meetings, presentations, small banquets, art events and classes. Arizona State University and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department collaboratively manage and plan programming.​​​​

Civic Space Park

Sustainable park features include:

The park, which opened in April 2009, utilizes sustainable design techniques to generate power, keep the area cool and capture rain water.

  • Solar panels on the park's shade structures will generate 75 kilowatts of power (enough to power 8 to 9 residential homes) to offset the park's lighting and electrical needs

  • Extensive shade - more than 70 percent of the park's surface area will be shaded when its trees and vegetation reach maturity

  • Hard surfaces made with pervious concrete and pavers that reduce heat reflection and allow rainfall to seep through, reducing damaging storm runoff

  • Trees planted with a system that utilizes grates and specially engineered soils to protect roots, minimize compaction and allow ample room for root expansion

  • Immediate access to light rail and bus transit stations, located just feet from the park, encourage pedestrian visitation and use of mass transit - zero parking spaces were built for the park

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Events:



Itty Bitty Beach Party Bitty Beach Party6/22/2018 4:30:00 PMPecos Pool - 17010 S. 48th St.
Sizzling Summer Summer6/23/2018 6:00:00 PMHarmon Pool - 1425 S. 5th Ave
Itty Bitty Beach Party Bitty Beach Party6/29/2018 4:30:00 PMUniversity Pool - 1102 W. Van Buren St.

​​For park inquiries and rental information, email park management or call 602-262-7490. For additional information about reserving the A.E. England Building at Civic Space or the park stage, please complete the form below.

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