​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.​


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: 

 

 

Grand Opening of AARP FitLothttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3202Grand Opening of AARP FitLotRose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave.11/19/2019 6:00:00 PM11/19/2019 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 ​Celebrate the grand opening of a new AARP-sponsored FitLot at Rose Mofford Sports Complex. The FitLot outdoor fitness area will include exercise equipment and space for group programs. Mayor Kate Gallego and District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark will join community members, and representatives from AARP Arizona and the city's FitPHX initiative for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event will also feature free healthy food samples and giveaways (while supplies last), and fitness equipment demonstrations.
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3056Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.11/20/2019 1:00:00 AM11/20/2019 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 October 15 to December 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 .
WalkPHX Wednesdayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3040WalkPHX WednesdaysHance Park, 67 W. Culver St.11/21/2019 12:15:00 AM11/21/2019 2:15:00 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 **​Due to the​ Thanksgiving holiday week​, the November 27 WalkPHX Wednesdays event will be held on the third ​Wednesday.​ Produced in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays is a FREE social walk/run through downtown Phoenix that takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting in Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. WalkPHX Wednesdays provides participants with a 3.2-mile loop through downtown and three city of Phoenix parks. After completing the route, participants are invited to purchase dinner from a rotating selection of food trucks, while socializing with others who also are looking for a fun way to stay fit. Participants are eligible to win weekly drawings for great prizes and FitPHX items. You don't have to participant in the WalkPHX Wednesdays walk/run to enjoy the food trucks. Join in if you just want to relax and have a picnic dinner in the park with friends. Learn more and register for WalkPHX Wednesdays
Behind the Scenes Tour with Curatorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3026Behind the Scenes Tour with CuratorPueblo Grande Museum11/21/2019 5:00:00 PM11/21/2019 5:45:00 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 Cost $5, free for Museum Members Join collections staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museums’ collection. Take an intimate tour of the lab, storage, and archival areas not open to the public. See how museums process, organize, and care for their collections. Space is limited, register at front desk on day of the tour. Tour fee is in addition to Museum Admission. Discounts for Museum Members.
Food Truck Fridayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3067Food Truck FridayCivic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. 11/22/2019 6:00:00 PM11/22/2019 8:30:00 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 ​Visit the heart of downtown Phoenix every Friday and order lunch from some of the Valley’s most popular food trucks. View the upcoming food truck schedule
Silent Sundayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3081Silent SundaySouth Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave.11/24/2019 12:00:00 PM11/25/2019 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 ​Silent Sunday is held each Sunday. On those days, the park’s main roadway will be closed to motor vehicle traffic at the one-mile mark into the park from 5 to 10 a.m. on the first, second, third and fifth Sunday; and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (park operating hours) on the fourth Sunday. During those times on those days, the park’s roadways are reserved for non-motorized activities such as walking, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc. On Silent Sunday, park visitors who would like to park near the main Central Ave. entrance can do so in the Activity Complex, which can be accessed just inside the entry gate and within proximity to several popular trails and the South Mountain Environmental Education Center . Trailheads not accessed via the main Central Ave. entrance are not impacted by the Silent Sunday closures. Learn more by visiting the South Mountain Park/Preserve webpage .
Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3057Fall Into FitnessHance Park (west side), 67 W. Culver St.11/27/2019 1:00:00 AM11/27/2019 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 October 15 to December 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 .


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