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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 and Hours
The splash pad operates the last Saturday in May through September. ​

Monday-Friday: 4 p.m to 8 p.m. 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

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Sustainable Park Features

The park 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

 

 

4th Annual Portal Festhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/43574th Annual Portal FestPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/2/2022 9:00:00 PM10/2/2022 11:00:00 PMGP0|#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 ​ ​ Join in the fun as Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Coalition present 4th Annual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 – 4 p.m.! This outdoor family friendly event features children's craft activities, gallery chats, and demonstrations by indigenous artisans. People of all ages can enjoy music and dance cultural performances from Arizona tribal communities or spend an afternoon exploring the history of water in Arizona.
Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4390Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off EventEastlake Park 10/7/2022 5:00:00 PM10/7/2022 6:30:00 PMGP0|#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 ​​
Trunk or Treathttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4385Trunk or TreatParadise Valley Community Center 10/22/2022 12:30:00 AM10/22/2022 3:30:00 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 Enjoy decorated trunks, candy, games, and more. ​
Family Fright Night: Movie in the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4391Family Fright Night: Movie in the ParkWashington Activity Center 10/22/2022 11:00:00 PM10/23/2022 4:00:00 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
FREE Movie Night in the Park: Cocohttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4395FREE Movie Night in the Park: CocoVerde Park Recreation Center, 916 E. Van Buren Street10/23/2022 1:00:00 AM10/23/2022 3:00:00 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 ​Enjoy a free family event provided in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Council District 8, Garfield Organization, Trellis and AimRight Ministries. Bring your family, blankets and chairs to sit in the grass! ​


​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.​​​​​

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Resources for Picnics, Gatherings, and Events

Special Activity​ Requests are required for gatherings that have any of the following:

  • More Than 50 Attendees

  • Catering

  • Commercial Event Equipment

  • ​Generator Power

  • Advertising or Media Promotion

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