Hance Park Revitalization 

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


Learn about the Hance Park Revitalization Project

​​Hance Park Rendering - Overhead​​​

The final Hance Park Master Plan was approved by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board in March 2014, with refinements approved by the Board in April 2016.​​​​​​​​​​​


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Burton Barr Central LibraryHance Park ConservancyHance Park Dog ParkIrish Cultural Center and LibraryJapanese Friendship Garden - Ro Ho EnPhoenix Center for the Arts

Hance Park Events:​​

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice.



Major Events in Phoenix

Phoenix has successfully hosted a variety of major events, including the Super Bowl, and NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Phoenix is a fantastic choice as a major event host.

​Learn More About Major Events

Planning an Gathering/Party/Event​

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

  • Alcohol or catering

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

  • Commercial event equipment or generator power

  • Advertising or media promotions 

Contact the Hance Park team at 602-534-2407​ for more information about holding your event in Hance Park.​

Revitalization Project

The Hance Park Revitalization Project is a public-private partnership led by the Hance Park Partner Coalition, consisting of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy.​

Funding for the revitalization project, estimated at $100 million, will come from public and private sources. A fundraising campaign is being led by the Phoenix Community Alliance and Hance Park Conservancy. Questions and feedback may be provided to hance.park@phoenix.gov​.​​

Coalition Partners:

Hance Park Conservancy 

Phoenix Community Alliance


​Margaret T. Hance Park is named in honor of the city's first female mayor. The 32-acre park is located in the heart of downtown, sitting atop the Interstate-10 freeway tunnel, between 3rd Ave. and 3rd St.​

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.​

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.​