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Civic Space Park

424 N. Central A​ve.
602-262-7490
Park open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Splash Pad Information:​
Will operate daily from Memorial Day weekend through October 1

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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

Parks and Recreation Events:

 

 

AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3558AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! Online7/18/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on Greenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3559AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on GreenOnline7/25/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3560AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? Online8/1/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 AMGP0|#5a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0;L0|#05a6a607d-8eed-4a8d-826c-3328d59cefd0|Parks and Recreation;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.



​​For inquiries about renting space at the A.E. England Building, please email the Civic Space Park team or call 602-262-7490.

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Planning a Picnic

Civic Space Park is a great place to hold picnics and gatherings. The ramadas located throughout the park are first-come-first-serve.

A Special Activity​ Request is required for any gathering that has any of the following:

  • An expected attendance of more than 50 people; or is open to the general public.

  • Amplified Sound (Large sound set-ups are limited to Amphitheater Island.)

  • Beer/Alcohol

  • Inflatable (Bounce Houses)

  • Inflatables that involve water are prohibited.

  • Catering

  • Commercial Event Equipment

  • Generator Power

  • Advertising or media promotion of any kind.

Check out our "Planning a Gathering/Party" page for complete guidelines for holding an event in a City of Phoenix parks.