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: 

 

 

AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3558AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Panda Proud! Online7/18/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on Greenhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3559AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Green on GreenOnline7/25/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3560AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? Online8/1/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.
AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Saved by the Burphttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3561AZ Virtual Summertime Storytelling: Saved by the BurpOnline8/8/2020 7:00:00 PM9/5/2020 7:00:00 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 ​ Pueblo Grande Museum’s FREE Arizona Summertime Storytelling has gone virtual! Join Arizona authors in a virtual storytelling of their books every Saturday starting July 18th through August 8th. The FREE videos will be posted on the Pueblo Grande Museum YouTube page https//www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IzGAKtuf6QCso2Fw13wUA/ . Access to all storytelling videos will end September 5. Each week features a different book and craft to go along with it! July 18 - Panda Proud! by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale Follow bumbly, tumbly Panda who is worried she’ll trip and fall in the upcoming fashion show. Knowing her best friend needs her, she is determined to make him proud. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36020 July 25 - Green on Green by Dianne White Follow a child on a colorful journey through the seasons—yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer, orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling. Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36021 August 1 - What Do You Do When the Couch Eats Your Shoe? by Debi Novotny Matthew who realizes that his favorite superhero is missing, so he takes his dog on a mission to find it. They search the whole house together, only to discover unimaginable surprises! Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36022 August 8 - Saved by the Burp by Rodo Sofranac Follow Rogilla the Gorilla, the zoo’s most popular resident. At heart, she’s like a human kid. She loves to play, eat, drink, and play some more. One night she gets out of her enclosure and decides to eat and drink like a human kid. Oh my! What happens when she does? Craft Kit http//apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/36023 To purchase a craft kit for a specific story - please sign up for the kit using the hyperlink to the Activenet Activity provided. Each kit is available to purchase for $5 beginning one week prior to the scheduled date of the virtual storytelling video. For questions about this program call 602-495-0901.


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. ​