2605 N. 15th Ave.
15th Avenue & Encanto Blvd. (602) 261-8991
Boating Concession (602) 254-1520
Reservations (602) 261-8991
Enchanted Island (602) 254-2020
Encanto Park has been named on Forbes Magazine's list of America's Best City Park. This 222-acre oasis with picnic areas, a lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, urban fishing and two golf courses. The park is an emerald-like jewel just a few blocks from the busy central corridor. The municipal golf courses offer modest fees and are busy all year long. The lagoon offers paddle boats and canoes as well as fishing and an opportunity to observe ducks and other waterfowl. The facility also features a softball diamond, and basketball and tennis courts. Encanto (Spanish for "enchanted") Park is a favorite Valley spot for weekend picnics and cookouts.
Amenities include lighted handball/ racquetball, picnic area, playground, pool, lighted softball, recreation office, restrooms, lighted volleyball, lighted tennis courts, grills, fishing lagoon. The Park also is home to Enchanted Island Amusement Park with a host of rides for children ages 2 to 10 years old.
Park Hours: from 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week.
Hours may vary on City Holidays, call (602) 261-8443 for holiday updates.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Open 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
Closed 12-5 p.m.
Open 5-10 p.m.
Hours may vary on city Holidays, call (602) 261-8443 for holiday updates
If your get-together is less that 50 people, you are providing your own supplies and are not having alcohol, inflatable jumpers, amplified sound or any other special equipment you do not need a reservation. Most of the picnic & gathering areas in the park are first come first served and you are welcome to use them whenever they are available. *Radios and MP3 players with small portable speakers are OK at all picnic areas. Sound must not impact any other park users or park neighbors.
DJs, microphones, large speakers need a sound permit and are allowed on Amphitheater Island only.
If you are (any of the following): expecting more than 50 people, having beer at your event, bringing an inflatable jumper, having amplified sound, using a vendor to provide anything (tables, chairs, food, stage, sound, tents, lighting, etc.), using a generator for power, inviting the general public to attend, advertising the event on any media (on-line, radio, TV, newspaper, etc.) you must seek prior approval of your event by submitting a Special Activity Request. Permits, fees and reservations may be required. Click here to see more information on planning a gathering at a Phoenix Park.
There are two reservable picnic areas at Encanto Park. They are located on Amphitheater Island and are called Amp Island 1 & Amp Island 2. They can be reserved separately or together. Each side is comprised of 6 picnic tables and a grill. Amplified sound is allowed at this location with a permit. Reserved together the two picnic areas can accommodate up to 300 people. Currently there is no charge for reserving AMP Island. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance.
There is no access to electricity in the park. Animal activities like pony rides and petting zoos are not allowed at Encanto Park. Water activities like dunk tanks, water balloon fights and slip-n-slides are not allowed at Encanto Park.
Encanto Park Contacts:
2121 N. 15th Ave
Park Manager's Office
2605 N. 15th Ave
2700 N.15th Ave
1202 N. Encanto Blvd
1202 N. Encanto Blvd
Valley Garden Center
1809 N. 15th Ave
Encanto 9-hole Golf
2300 N. 17th Ave
Encanto 18-hole Golf
2745 N. 15th Ave
2125 N. 15th Ave
Natural Resource Office
2705 N. 15th Ave
Park Foreman Office
(report safety issues)