Hance Park Revitalization 

Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver St.   
602-534-2406
602-534-2407 (Public Festival Rental Information)
Park open 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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​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: 

 

 

MLK Festivalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3260MLK FestivalHance Park (east side), 116 E. Moreland St.1/20/2020 5:00:00 PM1/20/2020 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 ​Phoenix's annual MLK March, which starts at 15th and Jefferson streets near Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, ends in Hance Park for a festival where the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights events are remembered and celebrated. The festival features a variety of vendors and entertainment, and a health fair. Visit azmlk.org for additional information about the festival, march and other events coordinated by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3253Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.1/22/2020 1:00:00 AM1/22/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3254Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.1/29/2020 1:00:00 AM1/29/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Hance Park Public Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3251Hance Park Public MeetingBurton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.1/29/2020 11:30:00 PM1/30/2020 1:30:00 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 ​Attend a public meeting to gather community input about the Hance Park Revitalization Project . This meeting will focus specifically on development of the area around the historic Winship House near 3rd Ave. and Portland St. Representatives from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and plan designers HargreavesJones (previously Hargreaves Associates) will be available to discuss and explain. The meeting will be held in the library's second floor College Depot Auditorium.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3255Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/5/2020 1:00:00 AM2/5/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3256Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/12/2020 1:00:00 AM2/12/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3257Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/19/2020 1:00:00 AM2/19/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3258Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.2/26/2020 1:00:00 AM2/26/2020 2:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX and AARP Phoenix present "Fall Into Fitness" – a free eight-week, family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. Each Tuesday from January 14 to March 3, professional fitness instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness, Core de Force Live and more. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water, towel and mat (optional). Local health and wellness vendors will be on-site each week to provide giveaways. Free public parking is available. Register today and view additional details about the "Fall Into Fitness" series and other free FitPHX activities . Held on the west side of Margar​​​et T. Hance Park​ (67 W. Culver St.).


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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