​Margaret T. Hance Park

67 W. Culver St.   
602-534-2407 (Public Festival Rental Information)
Park open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


​Margaret T. Hance Park is 32 acres and is located on the "deck" over the Interstate-10 freeway tunnel, between 5th Ave. and 3rd St., near the heart of downtown Phoenix. The park is home to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center, McClelland Irish Library, Phoenix Center for the Arts, and Burton Barr Central Library. Amenities at the park include drinking fountains, grills, reservable ramadas, a playground, restrooms, walking paths and a lighted sand volleyball court.

The Winship House

The historic Winship House dates to 1919. It gained its name in 1923, when Fred E. Winship, president of the Peoples Loan and Investment Company, purchased the home. Renovated in 2013, it stands as an example of an Arts and Crafts Movement home with its wood shingled roof and natural red brick. 


Park Resources:

Burton Barr Central LibraryMargaret T. Hance Dog ParkJapanese Friendship Garden - Ro Ho En Irish Cultural Center and LibraryPhoenix Center for the Arts

Parks and Recreation Events: 



Sizzling Summerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/21942194Sizzling Summer7/28/2018 6:00:00 PMUniversity Pool - 1102 W. Van Buren St.
Sizzling Summerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/21952195Sizzling Summer8/4/2018 6:00:00 PMHermoso Pool - 5749 S. 20th St.
Rocking Back-to-School Battle of the Bandshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/22822282Rocking Back-to-School Battle of the Bands8/5/2018 1:00:00 AMReach 11 Sports Complex, 2425 E. Deer Valley Rd.
Educator Open Househttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/22542254Educator Open House8/18/2018 5:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St
Mudsling at the Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/22752275Mudsling at the Museum9/15/2018 3:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/22382238Smithsonian Museum Day Live!9/22/2018 4:00:00 PMPueblo Grande Museum - 4619 E Washington St

Hance Park Conservancy Events:

​Conservancy Events @ Hance

PHX Major Events:

Phoenix has successfully hosted several major events, including the Super Bowl, NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, and NCAA Football Playoff Championship. Showing that Phoenix is a fantastic choice as a major event host.

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Planning a Gathering/Picnic

Margaret T. Hance Park is a great place to hold picnics and gatherings.

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

  • Beer/Alcohol

  • Inflatable (Bounce Houses)
    Inflatables that involve water are prohibited

  • Catering

  • Commercial event equipment

  • Generator power

  • Advertising or media promotions

View the Planning a Gathering/Party page to see complete guidelines about holding an event in the park.

Park Revitalization

Work to implement a new Hance Park Master Plan took several important steps forward during 2017. 

Project Partners:

Hance Park Conservancy  

Phoenix Community Alliance

Hance Park Revitalization Project