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

 

 

FitPHX Power of Parks Fitness Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5350FitPHX Power of Parks Fitness SeriesMountain View Community Center Park | 1104 E Grovers Ave4/24/2024 1:00:00 AM4/24/2024 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 For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for a free fun, energetic outdoor workout designed for all ages, levels and abilities! Preregistration is required.
FitPHX: Fit Fusion Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5340FitPHX: Fit Fusion SeriesCesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave4/25/2024 1:00:00 AM4/25/2024 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 For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for this new outdoor Fit Fusion Series, a free 1-hour community fitness class fused with cardio, strength, and flexibility components. This program is for all ages, levels, and abilities. Preregistration is required for this free program.
FitPHX Power of Parks Fitness Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5351FitPHX Power of Parks Fitness SeriesMountain View Community Center Park | 1104 E Grovers Ave5/1/2024 1:00:00 AM5/1/2024 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 ​For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for a free fun, energetic outdoor workout designed for all ages, levels and abilities! Preregistration is required.
FitPHX: Fit Fusion Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5341FitPHX: Fit Fusion SeriesCesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave5/2/2024 1:00:00 AM5/2/2024 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 For more information &/or to register, visit phoenix.gov/fitphx Join us for this new outdoor Fit Fusion Series, a free 1-hour community fitness class fused with cardio, strength, and flexibility components. This program is for all ages, levels, and abilities. Preregistration is required for this free program.
Toddlers, Trails and Tales! https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5359Toddlers, Trails and Tales! North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix5/2/2024 5:00:00 PM5/2/2024 6:30:00 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 ​ ATTN Parents & Caregivers! As you start or wrap up the toddler bedtime routine tonight, SAVE THE DATE & SHARE Announcing Save Our Mountains Foundation’s first “Toddlers Trails and Tales” desert-themed storytime & nature walk event recommended for children ages 1-4 on Thursday, May 2 at 10am at North Mountain Visitor Center 12950 N. 7th St. Phoenix 85022 We’ll provide FREE snacks, so please DM if you’re interested, so we can get a head count. ​


Resources for Picnics, Gatherings, and Events

The two ramadas located in the park are first-come, first-served. The Amphitheater Island picnic and event space requires a reservation, please contact 602-262-6412​.

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

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Special Activity​ Requests are required for gatherings that have any of the following:

  • More Than 50 Attendees

  • Catering

  • Commercial Event Equipment

  • ​Generator Power

  • Advertising or Media Promotion

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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. ​