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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:

 

 

WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2894WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer SeriesLincoln Family Downtown YMCA, 350 1st Ave.6/20/2019 12:15:00 AM6/20/2019 2:00:00 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 WalkPHX Wednesdays is a free social walk/run hosted by FitPHX and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. From June 19 to August 7, the event will be held indoors on the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA track. During the fall, winter and spring months, the walk/run steps off from Hance Park and participants follow a 3.2-mile loop route through downtown. Visit Phoenix.gov/FitPHX for more information and to learn about other free fitness programs offered this summer. ​2019 WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer Series Dates June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 August 7
Sizzling Summerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2847Sizzling SummerHarmon Pool, 1425 S. 5th Ave.6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM6/21/2019 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 ​These free events educate the community about how to stay safe during the summer. Learn about water and heat safety, and have some fun, too. This event is produced in partnership with Phoenix Revitalization Corporation.
Itty Bitty Beach Partyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2787Itty Bitty Beach PartyPecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th St.6/21/2019 4:30:00 PM6/21/2019 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 These free, Hawaiian-themed poolside parties are designed for youth ages six and under, and include water safety instruction information for youth, parents and caretakers; games and contests; Hawaiian leis and sunglasses; refreshments and a chance to take a picture with Phoenix Aquatics mascot Buddy Bear. This event is produced in partnership with Cigna.



​​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.