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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:

 

 

PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Arts and Craftshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3869PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Arts and CraftsOnline3/8/2021 8:00:00 PM3/8/2021 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 The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Arts and Crafts​​ Let's create! Join us for fun craft and painting projects using basic supplies. Each project will be guided step-by-step by Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff. ​ Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: Hikehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3879PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: HikeOnline3/8/2021 9:00:00 PM3/8/2021 10:00:00 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 ​The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Virtual Hike​​​​​ Explore the Ocotillo Trail with Phoenix Park Ranger Washburn. He discovered a mysterious animal skull and needs your​ help figuring out what animal it came from. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​​​​​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: STEMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3871PHXPlays Virtual Spring Break: STEMOnline3/9/2021 8:00:00 PM3/9/2021 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 ​The PHXPlays at Home Virtual Spring Break Camp offers FREE weekday activities for youth ages 6 to 13 during the weeks of March 8 to 12 and March 15 to 19. Registration is required. Science, Technology, Engi​​neering, Mathematics (STEM) Explore the exciting world of computer coding in this fun and interactive class! Discover how you can do STEM at home using household items. Learn more and register for this activity​ . ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to download the free Webex app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider.​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​



​​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.