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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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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

 

 

Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3998Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.10/31/2021 12:00:00 PM10/31/2021 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 ​ Silent Sunday #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
"Water is Life": Panel Discussion https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4019"Water is Life": Panel Discussion Pueblo Grande Museum's Community Room11/4/2021 1:00:00 AM11/4/2021 2:30:00 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 ​ Explore Arizona's Water Heritage Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona. Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees. Both programs are free and open to the public with an RSVP ticket available now at Eventbrite . Program Details Water is Life Panel Discussion Date November 3 Time 6 - 730 pm Cost Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees* Where Pueblo Grande Museum's Community Room A community conversation about the use of water in Arizona communities, its history, and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila and Salt River Indian Communities, and Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, will discuss a variety of topics ranging from the use of water in Valley, the history, and legal battles over water rights, and understanding of the dependency on the canals to bring water to Valley homes. Eventbrite RSVP - https//www.eventbrite.com/e/water-is-life-panel-discussion-tickets-189344754257 Visit pueblograndemusem.com or call (602) 495-0901 for more information. These programs are made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities, Raza Development Fund, and Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3999Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve - 10919 S. Central Ave.11/7/2021 12:00:00 PM11/7/2021 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 ​ Silent Sunday #SouthMountain Held every Sunday of the year, our “Silent Sundays" provide an opportunity to enjoy the park without the impacts of motor vehicle traffic. During Silent Sunday times, the park's roadways are closed to all motor vehicle traffic and are reserved for activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. 1st Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 2nd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. 4th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted the entire day, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (All park gates are closed at 7 p.m.) 5th Sunday of Every Month – Access restricted 5 to 10 a.m. Parking is available at the South Mountain Activity Complex, which is accessed via the Central Ave. entrance and located imediately following the park's main entrance gate. From the South Mountain Activity Complex, there are several popular trailheads that are available to hikers with only a short walk. Trailheads that are accessed via other park entrance gates, such as Pima Canyon, are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures.​​ Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage ​​​​ ​
Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4016Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park11/11/2021 6:00:00 PM11/11/2021 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 Pueblo Grande Museum Veterans Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck Date Thursday November 11 Time 11 am – 4 pm Cost Free Admission * *Veterans Day Gourd Dance will take place outside. Museum and main interpretive trail will be closed. Join us in honoring the memory of all Veterans who have served our nation. Gourd Dancing starts at 1130 am. Conducted by the Arizona Territory Gourd Society. This event will be held outside and is FREE in honor of Veterans Day holiday. Due to COVID, please bring packaged food instead of homemade for potluck. Main dish provided by Arizona Territory Gourd Society. Vendors invited by invitation only. This is a Native American Recognition Day event. Visit aznard.org for more information. Supported in part by Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum. Address Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 495 – 0901 I pueblogrande.com
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3831FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline11/13/2021 4:00:00 PM11/13/2021 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, is presenting activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Arizona and other supporting partners. These programs are free, but registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Morning Yoga Morning Yoga, presented in partnership with Sutra Studios , is designed for all ages and experience levels. It will be held every second Saturday of the month from February 13 to December 11. Jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing. Learn more and register .​ ​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​


​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.​​​​