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: 

 

 

Virtual Speaker Series: Helping Boys and Girls Thrivehttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3666Virtual Speaker Series: Helping Boys and Girls ThriveOnline12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM12/1/2020 1:00:00 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 The Virtual Speaker Series is FREE and presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation and Human Services departments. This session will discuss child development and ways to help children build confidence, succeed and thrive. Registration is required . Registered participants will receive a unique code 4 to 6 hours prior to the session to virtually join the live video stream via Cisco Webex. Participants will also need to ​​download the free Webex​ app through the iTunes or Android store, ​​or search for and download it through their internet service provider. Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually at Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​
FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3681FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline12/2/2020 1:00:00 AM12/2/2020 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​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its fall 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix and other supporting partners. These programs are FREE, but registration is required. ​ ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from October 6 to December 8. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Learn more and register . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into Fitnesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3682FitPHX Virtual: Fall Into FitnessOnline12/9/2020 1:00:00 AM12/9/2020 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​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, will present its fall 2020 activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix and other supporting partners. These programs are FREE, but registration is required. ​ ​ Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Fall Into Fitness Fall Into Fitness, presented in partnership with Energized by Exercise , is a family-oriented fitness program for all ages and experience levels. It will be held each Tuesday from October 6 to December 8. Professional instructors will lead calorie burning classes such as Turbo Kick LIVE, Zumba, P90X LIVE, PiYo, HIGH Fitness and Core de Force. The workouts are fun, interactive and designed to get people moving, and are set to popular music. Learn more and register . Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​
FitPHX Virtual: Morning Yogahttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3592FitPHX Virtual: Morning YogaOnline12/19/2020 4:00:00 PM12/19/2020 5:00:00 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 ​ FitPHX​ , the city’s healthy community initiative, is presenting activities virtually thanks to the sponsorship of AARP Phoenix and other supporting partners. These programs are free, but registration is required. Registered participants will receive a unique code to virtually join the live video stream via Zoom. Participants will also need to download the free Zoom app through the iTunes or Android store, or search for and download it through their internet service provider. FitPHX Virtual Morning Yoga Morning Yoga, presented in partnership with Sutra Studios , is designed for all ages and experience levels. It will be held every third Saturday of the month starting July 18 to December 19. Jump start your day, wake up your body and get your energy flowing. Learn more and register .​ ​​​ Learn about other Parks and Recreation Department programs and activities that are being offered virtually on Phoenix.gov/Parks .​​​​​


Planning a Picnic

Encanto Park is a great place to hold picnics and other events. The two ramadas located in the park are first-come, first-served. The Amphitheater Island picnic and event space can be reserved six months in advance.

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

 

Important Gathering/Party Information:
Consult the Planning a Gathering/Party webpage for additional resources for holding a special event in a City of Phoenix park.

  • Electricity is not available.
  • Amplified sound is not permitted.
  • Animal attractions, such as pony rides or petting zoos, are not permitted.
  • Water activities, such as dunk tanks, water balloons and slip-and-slides, are not permitted.
  • A Special Activity Request is required for any event that will involve more than 50 people. 
 

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. ​