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: 

 

 

Grand Opening of AARP FitLothttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3202Grand Opening of AARP FitLotRose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave.11/19/2019 6:00:00 PM11/19/2019 8:00:00 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 ​Celebrate the grand opening of a new AARP-sponsored FitLot at Rose Mofford Sports Complex. The FitLot outdoor fitness area will include exercise equipment and space for group programs. Mayor Kate Gallego and District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark will join community members, and representatives from AARP Arizona and the city's FitPHX initiative for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will also feature free healthy food samples and giveaways (while supplies last), and fitness equipment demonstrations.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3056Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.11/20/2019 1:00:00 AM11/20/2019 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from October 15 to December 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live 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). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities .
WalkPHX Wednesdayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3040WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.11/21/2019 12:15:00 AM11/21/2019 2:15:00 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 the​ Thanksgiving holiday week​, the November 27 WalkPHX Wednesdays event will be held on the third ​Wednesday.​ Produced in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays is a FREE social walk/run through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting in Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. WalkPHX Wednesdays provides participants with a 3.2-mile loop through downtown and three city of Phoenix parks. After completing the route, participants are invited to purchase dinner from a rotating selection of food trucks, while socializing with others who also are looking for a fun way to stay fit. Participants are eligible to win weekly drawings for great prizes and FitPHX items. You don't have to participant in the WalkPHX Wednesdays walk/run to enjoy the food trucks. Join in if you just want to relax and have a picnic dinner in the park with friends. Learn more and register for WalkPHX Wednesdays
Behind the Scenes Tour with Curatorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3026Behind the Scenes Tour with CuratorPueblo Grande Museum11/21/2019 5:00:00 PM11/21/2019 5:45:00 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 Cost $5, free for Museum Members Join collections staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museums’ collection. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk on day of the tour. Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.


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.