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

 

 

Welcome Back Volunteers Breakfast!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4398Welcome Back Volunteers Breakfast!Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/5/2022 4:00:00 PM10/5/2022 5:30:00 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 ​Calling all existing and prospective volunteers! October 5 th or 8 th we will be hosting our kick-off for the 2022-2023 volunteer program, and we would like to welcome both our returning volunteers and anyone who is interested in getting started! Both meetings will cover the same topics so please feel free to choose one and sign up!​ Breakfast will be provided! You can sign up here https//www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA8AD2DABFA7-volunteer
Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4390Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off EventEastlake Park 10/7/2022 5:00:00 PM10/7/2022 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 ​​
Welcome Back Volunteer Lunch!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4399Welcome Back Volunteer Lunch!Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/8/2022 6:30:00 PM10/8/2022 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 Calling all existing and prospective volunteers! October 5 th or 8 th we will be hosting our kick-off for the 2022-2023 volunteer program, and we would like to welcome both our returning volunteers and anyone who is interested in getting started! Both meetings will cover the same topics so please feel free to choose one and sign up! Lunch will be provided! You can sign up here https//www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA8AD2DABFA7-volunteer Stick around after to enjoy a lecture on “The Tools of an Archaeologist Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past" by Dr. Emily Fioccoprile.
Lecture: “The Tools of an Archaeologist: Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past”:https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4400Lecture: “The Tools of an Archaeologist: Using Digital Archaeology to see the Past”:Pueblo Grande Community Room, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/8/2022 8:00:00 PM10/8/2022 9:00:00 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 Picture an archaeologist. What kinds of tools do you imagine they have? You might say a trowel for excavating, a mesh screen for sifting through the soil, or a sturdy pair of boots for trekking through the landscape. But what about a computer with powerful mapping software, a digital camera, or a satellite? Join us for this free lecture as Dr. Emily Fioccoprile introduces some of the digital tools that archaeologists use to study and visualize the past. In particular, the lecture focuses on how digital archaeology helps us to understand past landscapes. It explores the following questions •What kinds of digital tools do archaeologists have in their toolkit? •How do archaeologists know what places looked like in the past? •How and why do archaeologists create images of past landscapes? •Now that archaeology has gone digital, how useful are traditional methods and paper records? Is digital better than analog? All ages are welcome, and no prior experience with archaeology is necessary. Cost FREE​
Mudslinging at the Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4402Mudslinging at the MuseumPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/15/2022 3:00:00 PM10/15/2022 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 Come help us preserve history while having some fun! At Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, we have a beautiful va’aki or platform mound that was constructed by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People during the Classic Period (1150-1450 CE). While there are varying opinions on the purpose of this structure, one thing for certain is they held a lot of significance for the people who built them. At its height, there were over 40 mounds in the Salt River Valley. However, few remain making it vitally important to preserve and protect this site which is where you come in! The va’aki needs routine maintenance to counteract the erosion from wind, rain, and other environmental circumstances. We do this by mudslinging! Which is exactly as it sounds. We apply layers of mud to exposed surfaces to mitigate erosion. This is done by a team of dedicated volunteers known as the PGM Mudslingers. Join us in preserving the va’aki ! No experience required, just be sure to bring some water, a hat, your sunscreen, and your desire to play in the mud! If you would like to learn more or join the team, please email us at pks.PGM.Volunteers@Phoenix.gov .


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. ​