Civic Space Park

424 N. Central A​ve.
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


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



Movie in the Park - Playa Margaritahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5331Movie in the Park - Playa MargaritaPlaya Margarita Park, 3615 E Roeser Rd. 4/13/2024 1:00:00 AM4/13/2024 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 this free community event and a special showing of The Sandlot at Playa Margarita Park!
FitPHX Outdoor Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5168FitPHX Outdoor Morning YogaEncanto Park Clubhouse, 2499 N 15th Ave4/13/2024 4:00:00 PM4/13/2024 5:00:00 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 us for FREE Outdoor Morning Yoga! Preregistration required. For more info and to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx
Drop-In Discovery with Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuaryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5316Drop-In Discovery with Phoenix Herpetological SanctuaryS'edav Va'aki Museum4/13/2024 5:00:00 PM4/13/2024 9:00:00 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 ​ Visit the S'e d av Va'aki Museum on the second Saturday of every month from 10AM to 2PM for our Drop-In Discovery Activity Days!​ This April, the S'e d av Va'aki Museum will have the ​​ Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary​ onsite where they will be hosting a Reptile Booth where guests can view and interact with live reptiles. Learn the importance each animal plays in our eco-system. These activities are FREE with purchase of admission. See you there!
Mixed Pickleball Tournamenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5328Mixed Pickleball TournamentPaseo Highlands Park, 3435 W Pinnacle Peak Road4/13/2024 9:00:00 PM4/14/2024 12:00:00 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 ​Phoenix Parks and Recreation is hosting a mixed doubles pickleball tournament. See flyer for registration details.
FitPHX: Fit Fusion Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5339FitPHX: Fit Fusion SeriesCesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave4/18/2024 1:00:00 AM4/18/2024 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 ​For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for this new outdoor Fit Fusion Series, a free 1-hour community fitness class fused with cardio, strength, and flexibility components. This program is for all ages, levels, and abilities. Preregistration is required for this free program.

​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.​​​​​


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.​​​​