Encanto Park (Map)

Phoenix Point of Pride 2605 N. 15th Ave.
602-261-8991
602-262-6412 (Downtown Division Office)
Park hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.



 

Encanto Park boasts 222-acres of lush oasis located in the heart of the city. Park amenities include a fishing lagoon, historic clubhouse and boathouse, swimming pool, sports complex, two golf courses and the privately operated Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

 

Park Resources:

Sports ComplexEncanto 18 Golf CourseEncanto 9 Golf CourseEncanto PoolClubhouse & Boathouse ​RentalsFishingBoat RentalsEnchanted Island

Parks and Recreation Events: 

 

 

PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Sea Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3639PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Sea WeekOnline9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM9/24/2020 1:00:00 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 ​​Every Wednesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy together. Registration is required. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​
Virtual Speaker Series: Human Traffickinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3658Virtual Speaker Series: Human TraffickingOnline9/29/2020 12:00:00 AM9/29/2020 1:00:00 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 ​The Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. This session will include a presentation outlining the definition of human trafficking, how victims are recruited, risk factors and local resources for survivors. Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior ​​​​to the session 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 at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Paint and Siphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3648PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Adult - Paint and SipOnline9/30/2020 1:00:00 AM9/30/2020 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 ​Every Tuesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for those who are ages 18 and up. Registration is required. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​​
PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: Karaokehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3640PHXPlays Virtual Recreation: KaraokeOnline10/1/2020 1:00:00 AM10/1/2020 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 ​Every Wednesday, Phoenix Parks and Department staff will lead a FREE 60-minute, live, video-streamed activity based on different themes. These activities are designed for youth and families to enjoy ​together. Registration is required. 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. For a more detailed description about each weekly session and to register, visit the Parks and Recreation Department's online registration website .​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​ ​​
2nd Annual Portal to the Past Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/36672nd Annual Portal to the Past FestivalOnline10/4/2020 9:00:00 PM10/4/2020 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 and Cultural Coalition present Virtual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 4th at 2pm! The event will be multistreamed through Cultural Coalition’s Facebook and YouTube Channel featuring musical performances by Randy Kemp, Tony Duncan, and Quetzal Guerrero, as well as dance performances from Indigenous Enterprise and O’odham basket dancers. There will also be an opportunity to take a sneak peak at Pueblo Grande’s new upcoming exhibit Rights and Resilience Celebrating Native American Women! The event is a celebration of the engineering ingenuity of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People. Schedule a Watch Party with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of learning and entertainment on Sunday, October 4, 2020 starting at 2 p.m. - STORYTELLING by Zarco Guerrero - ART by Thomas Breeze Marcus - DANCE by the Salt River & Gila River Indian Communities and Indigenous Enterprize - MUSIC by Randy Kemp, Tony Duncan, QVLN - HISTORY with virtual tours of the Museum and the archaeological site and its new exhibition. - ART activity with children’s with found objects from home Last year’s inaugural Portal festival unveiled the “Portal to the Past” art installation, a winner of the New Arizona Prize Water Public Art Challenge. The piece, designed by local Arizona artist Zarco Guerrero, is a sculptural gate that incorporates images acknowledging the importance of the complex canal system created by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People that we still use today. The “Portal” is located along the Grand Canalscape offering access to the grounds of Pueblo Grande Museum and an interpretive trail highlighting the accomplishments of the first inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun. ​ Visit the Facebook Event​ for updates on the schedule of performances.


Planning a Picnic

Encanto Park is a great place to hold picnics and other events. The two ramadas located in the park are first-come, first-served. The Amphitheater Island picnic and event space can be reserved six months in advance.

The historic Encanto Clubhouse and Boathouse are a favorite destination for weddings and receptions. Learn more about reserving the Clubhouse and/or Boathouse.

 

Important Gathering/Party Information:
Consult the Planning a Gathering/Party webpage for additional resources for holding a special event in a City of Phoenix park.

  • Electricity is not available.
  • Amplified sound is not permitted.
  • Animal attractions, such as pony rides or petting zoos, are not permitted.
  • Water activities, such as dunk tanks, water balloons and slip-and-slides, are not permitted.
  • A Special Activity Request is required for any event that will involve more than 50 people. 
 

Encanto Park History

Encanto Park was conceptualized by William G. Hartranft, a millionaire philanthropist and chair of the first Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board, who envisioned a park of similar scale to Balboa in San Diego and Golden Gate in San Francisco. To that end, he led the parks board to acquire 200 acres of property that at the time sat outside the city limits.

Construction of the park began in 1935. The clubhouse, lagoon, boat dock, 18-hole golf course, band shell, playground areas, tennis and horseshoe courts, and archery range were completed in three years. 

In 1946, members of the Valley Garden Center entered into a 99-year deal with the city to lease a three-acre strip of land just south of Encanto Park for $1. In 1948, they raised the money to build the center, opening it in early 1949. With two large gathering rooms, a kitchen, nearly three-acres of lush grounds, and a 100-year-old mesquite tree, the garden is a popular setting for meetings, weddings and receptions.

The park's south side was renovated in 1982. New game courts replaced the archery range, and parking and play equipment was added.

Reconstruction of the north side began in 1986, and included revamping the lagoon and channel systems, building new restrooms, sidewalks, and a boathouse, and adding area lights and play equipment. ​