Encanto Park (Map)

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




Encanto Park boasts 222-acres of lush oasis located in the heart of the of the valley.  Park amenities include a fishing lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, sports complex,  two golf courses, and the privately operated Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

 

Park Resources:

Sports ComplexEncanto 18 Golf CourseEncanto 9 Golf CourseEncanto PoolWedding RentalsFishingBoat RentalsEnchanted Island

Parks and Recreation Events: 

 

 

CANCELLED: Fall Into Fitness Indoor Summer Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2906CANCELLED: Fall Into Fitness Indoor Summer SeriesCivic Space Park A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave.7/17/2019 1:00:00 AM7/17/2019 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 Due to a scheduling conflict with the facility, the July 16 Fall Into Fitness event has been cancelled. The program will resume on July 23 at its regularly scheduled time. ​ FitPHX and AARP Arizona present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from June 18 to August 6, professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Visit Phoenix.gov/FitPHX for more information and to learn about other free fitness programs offered this summer. 2019 Fall Into Fitness Indoor Summer Series Dates June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30 August 6
WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2898WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer SeriesLincoln Family Downtown YMCA, 350 1st Ave.7/18/2019 12:15:00 AM7/18/2019 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 ​WalkPHX Wednesdays is a free social walk/run hosted by FitPHX and sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. From June 19 to August 7, the event will be held indoors on the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA track. During the fall, winter and spring months, the walk/run steps off from Hance Park and participants follow a 3.2-mile loop route through downtown. Visit Phoenix.gov/FitPHX for more information and to learn about other free fitness programs offered this summer. ​2019 WalkPHX Wednesdays Indoor Summer Series Dates June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 August 7
Sizzling Summerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2851Sizzling SummerMarivue Pool, 5625 W. Osborn Rd. 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM7/19/2019 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 ​These free events educate the community about how to stay safe during the summer. Learn about water and heat safety, and have some fun, too. This event is produced in partnership with Phoenix Revitalization Corporation.
Wet and Wild at the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2940Wet and Wild at the ParkPlaya Margarita Park, 3615 W. Roeser Rd.7/19/2019 11:00:00 PM7/20/2019 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​Beat the summer heat by participating in fun water-related activities. This event also will include free food and feature a live DJ.


Planning a Picnic

Encanto Park is a great place to hold picnics and gatherings.  Most of the ramadas located throughout the park are first-come-first-serve, however the Amphitheater Island ramadas require reservations to use.

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.

 

Important Notes:

  • There is no access to electricity in the park.
  • Animal attractions such as 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 History

Encanto Park was the brainchild of William G. Hartranft, a millionaire philanthropist and president of the first Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board, who envisioned a park on the scale of Balboa in San Diego or Gold Gate in San Francisco. To that end he convinced 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 struck a 99-year deal with the City of Phoenix to lease a 3-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 3-acres of lush grounds, and a 100 year old mesquite tree, the garden is a popular setting for club meetings, weddings, receptions and business meetings.

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