Irrigation Improvement Project Notice20Irrigation Improvement Project Notice<div class="ExternalClassCC04EBE77BDF44D28CB188F2099A2F3F"><p>​The southwest side of Encanto Park (the “B” side) will be closed beginning January 28, 2019 for approximately 8 to 10 weeks for an irrigation improvement project. Upon completion, this project will benefit the health and maintenance of the turf, plants and trees in the park. </p><p>The area of the park affected by the project is bordered by Encanto Blvd. to the north, Holly St. to the south, 15th Ave. to the west and 12th Ave. to the east. Throughout the project, the greenspace in this area of the park will be closed and fenced off. </p><p>The playground, fitness station, sports complex and parking lot in this area of the park will remain open and accessible for daily public use during the project. <span style="color:#e0e0e0;"><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#EncantoPark </span></span> </p></div>1/28/2019 7:00:00 AM4/8/2019 7:00:00 AM

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: 

 

 

Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.3/27/2019 1:00:00 AM3/27/2019 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 Arizona present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free 10-week family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from March 19 to May 21, 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). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Theme Nights March 19 - 80's Night - do we really need an explanation? March 26 - Pirate Night - arghhhhh! April 2 - Wild, Wild, West April 9 - Tacky Night - forgo all rules of fashion! April 16 - Jungle Party - dress like a wild animal! April 23 - Duo Night - grab a friend and dress as a famous pair April 30 - Rainbow Night - how many colors in one outfit? May 7 - Beach Party - because summer is coming! May 14 - AARP Night - wear red! Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities.
Wednesday Wind UpCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 3/27/2019 6:00:00 PM3/27/2019 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 ​​Looking for a fix to the monotony of the work week? Downtown students and professionals are invited to this free lunchtime social event that brings together live music, food trucks (food for purchase), lawn games and other pop-up activities on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. View the upcoming food truck schedule.
WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM3/28/2019 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 through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 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
Park of Four Waters TourPueblo Grande Museum3/29/2019 5:00:00 PM3/29/2019 6:00:00 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 The Park of Four Waters tour at Pueblo Grande Museum will take you on a walk through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of two Hohokam canal segments. “Hohokam” is an archaeological term for an ancestral Native American culture who built a highly sophisticated irrigation canal network in Arizona roughly between A.D. 450 and 1450. In order to support many large villages and small settlements, the Hohokam irrigated tens of thousands of acres along the Salt River to grow corn, beans, squash and cotton. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited; sign up at the front desk on day of tour. Tour Details Friday, March 29 10 to 11 a.m. $5; Discounts for Museum Members Dress for weather and uneven, desert terrain


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.