Encanto Park (Map)

Phoenix Point of Pride 2605 N. 15th Ave.
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



46th Annual S'edav Va'aki Museum Indian Markethttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/512946th Annual S'edav Va'aki Museum Indian MarketS'edav Va'aki Museum12/9/2023 4:00:00 PM12/10/2023 11:00:00 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 ​ T h e S’e d av Va’aki Museum Foundation presents the 46th Annual Indian Market at S’e d av Va’aki Museum. The S’edav Va’aki Indian Market will take place on Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10, 2023, from 9am – 4pm. Cost $5 (entrance to museum included) and the market is free to Indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), S’e d av Va’aki Museum Foundation members, children twelve and below, and police and fire. We look forward to showcasing some of Arizona’s and the region’s finest Native American artists at this curated event. In addition to over 100 artisan booths the market will feature traditional Native American performances, ancestral demonstrations, and Native foods. The entire museum and park are open to the public during this event with price of admission. The event is family friendly featuring the KiHiim (O’odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. Some of these activities are especially suited to children of all ages. These include learning how to use an authentic bow and arrow and an atlatl to throw spears, creating a clay pot, making a beaded bracelet, incising a petroglyph, making paper masks, painting miniature gourds, learning how to hoop dance, and so much more. Visitors will also be able to watch piki bread being made and taste it when it’s finished. They will also be able to taste cooked tepary beans and juices made from native fruits. Please Note There is no ATM or check-cashing on site. Dogs (except for service animals) and firearms are not allowed. The S’e d av Va’aki Museum and the Indian Market are wheelchair-accessible.
FitPHX Outdoor Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4778FitPHX Outdoor Morning YogaEncanto Park Clubhouse Patio, 2499 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix AZ 12/9/2023 4:00:00 PM12/9/2023 5:00:00 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 ​ ​ Free, family-friendly yoga for all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Register at phoenix.gov/fitphx. ​​​
Sunnyslope Community Center Ugly Sweater Partyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5122Sunnyslope Community Center Ugly Sweater PartySunnyslope Community Center, 802 E Vogel Avenue12/9/2023 7:00:00 PM12/9/2023 10:00:00 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 ​Join Phoenix Parks and Recreation for a fun, family-friendly Ugly Sweater Party! Visitors can enjoy a jacket giveaway, selfie with Santa, community booths, games and activities!
Holiday Family Jubiliee & Movie Nighthttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5131Holiday Family Jubiliee & Movie NightDeer Valley Community Center, 2001 W Wahalla Lane12/10/2023 12:00:00 AM12/10/2023 4:00:00 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 ​Take a family photo with Santa, enjoy holiday games and crafts. Then munch on popcorn and sip hot chocolate while viewing 'ELF' on the giant indoor theater screen. The movie night is Saturday, December 9 from 5-8pm!
Light Up Tramontohttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5132Light Up TramontoTramonto Park, 35425 N 32nd Drive12/10/2023 12:00:00 AM12/10/2023 4:00:00 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 ​Celebrate the holidays with Phoenix Parks at Tramonto Park for a family-friendly including a choir, inflatables, food trucks, arts and crafts and more! ​

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.


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. ​