Civic Space Park

Civic Space Park

424 N. Central A​ve.
(602) 262-7490
Park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Splash pad hours:​
(last Saturday in May thru Oct. 15)
Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to  2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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​​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.

Civic Space Park Reservation Request & Fee Schedule

​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.

Fair Trade Cafe LogoFair​ Trade Cafe is located on the ground floor of the park's historic A. E. England Building.

*Please visit the FTC website​ for more information on seasonal hours of operations.


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

​Visit Civic Space Park for these exciting upcoming events:

  • ​"Wednesday Wind Up" - Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks, and games and other activities. Call (602) 262-7490 for additional information.​

    Fall 2017 "Wednesday Wind Up" dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 13 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)