​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.

Attend Noche en Blanco in Hance Park - Oct. 26, 2019

Hance Park Revitalization 

​Named in honor of the city's first female mayor, Margaret T. Hance Park is 32 acres and located on the "deck" over the Interstate-10 freeway tunnel, between 3rd 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 Phoenix Central Library. Amenities at the park include drinking fountains, grills, reservable ramadas, a playground, restrooms, walking paths, a lighted sand volleyball court and special event space.

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 Move​ment 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: 



Hance Park Conservancy Events:

​Conservancy Events @ Hance

Major Events in Phoenix:

Phoenix has successfully hosted several major events, including the Super Bowl, NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, and College Football Playoff National Championship Game. 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