Encanto Park (Map)

Phoenix Point of Pride 2605 N. 15th Ave.
602-261-8991
602-262-6412 (Downtown Division Office)
Park hours: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.



 

Encanto Park boasts 222-acres of lush oasis located in the heart of the city. Park amenities include a fishing lagoon, historic clubhouse and boathouse, swimming pool, sports complex, two golf courses and the privately operated Enchanted Island Amusement Park.​

 

Park Resources:

Sports ComplexEncanto 18 Golf CourseEncanto 9 Golf CourseEncanto PoolClubhouse & Boathouse ​RentalsFishingBoat RentalsEnchanted Island

Parks and Recreation Events

 

 

WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4570WalkPHX Let's Move with Mindfulness!Helen Drake Senior Center2/6/2023 5:00:00 PM2/6/2023 6:00:00 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 ​ Th is program focuses on walking as a way to de-stress, build mindful & intentional habits, and find a healthier YOU in 2023! This program is for all ages and abiltiies. To register, please call or visit the Helen Drake Senior Center Front Desk 602-262-4949 *This program is FREE for ​members. Annual membership = $20 for Phoenix residents | $40 for non-residents.
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4489FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/8/2023 1:00:00 AM2/8/2023 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 FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​
FitPHX Fall into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4568FitPHX Fall into FitnessVirtual2/8/2023 1:00:00 AM2/8/2023 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 ​ Fall into Fitness is a family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. For more information and/or to register, visit www.phoenix.gov/fitphx
South Phoenix Youth Center Grand ReOpeninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4542South Phoenix Youth Center Grand ReOpening5245 S. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 850402/8/2023 10:00:00 PM2/8/2023 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 Join the Parks and Recreation Department and Councilmember Garcia as we celebrate the reopening and renovations at South Phoenix Youth Center with a ribbon cutting, light refreshments and activities for all to enjoy! ​
FitLot Classeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4490FitLot ClassesRose Mofford Sports Complex2/10/2023 1:00:00 AM2/10/2023 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 FitLot classes are one hour full-body circuit trainings for all ages and abilities. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. ​​


Resources for Picnics, Gatherings, and Events

The two ramadas located in the park are first-come, first-served. The Amphitheater Island picnic and event space requires a reservation, please contact 602-262-6412​.

The historic Encanto Clubhouse and Boathouse are a favorite destination for weddings and receptions. Learn more about reserving the Clubhouse and/or Boathouse.

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Special Activity​ Requests are required for gatherings that have any of the following:

  • More Than 50 Attendees

  • Catering

  • Commercial Event Equipment

  • ​Generator Power

  • Advertising or Media Promotion

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Encanto Park History

Encanto Park was conceptualized by William G. Hartranft, a millionaire philanthropist and chair of the first Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board, who envisioned a park of similar scale to Balboa in San Diego and Golden Gate in San Francisco. To that end, he led the parks board to acquire 200 acres of property that at the time sat outside the city limits.

Construction of the park began in 1935. The clubhouse, lagoon, boat dock, 18-hole golf course, band shell, playground areas, tennis and horseshoe courts, and archery range were completed in three years. 

In 1946, members of the Valley Garden Center entered into a 99-year deal with the city to lease a three-acre strip of land just south of Encanto Park for $1. In 1948, they raised the money to build the center, opening it in early 1949. With two large gathering rooms, a kitchen, nearly three-acres of lush grounds, and a 100-year-old mesquite tree, the garden is a popular setting for meetings, weddings and receptions.

The park's south side was renovated in 1982. New game courts replaced the archery range, and parking and play equipment was added.

Reconstruction of the north side began in 1986, and included revamping the lagoon and channel systems, building new restrooms, sidewalks, and a boathouse, and adding area lights and play equipment. ​