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

 

 

4th Annual Portal Festhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/43574th Annual Portal FestPueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 8503410/2/2022 9:00:00 PM10/2/2022 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 in the fun as Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Coalition present 4th Annual Portal Fest on Sunday, October 2nd from 2 – 4 p.m.! This outdoor family friendly event features children's craft activities, gallery chats, and demonstrations by indigenous artisans. People of all ages can enjoy music and dance cultural performances from Arizona tribal communities or spend an afternoon exploring the history of water in Arizona.
Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4390Paint Phoenix Purple Kick Off EventEastlake Park 10/7/2022 5:00:00 PM10/7/2022 6:30:00 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 ​​
Trunk or Treathttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4385Trunk or TreatParadise Valley Community Center 10/22/2022 12:30:00 AM10/22/2022 3:30:00 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 Enjoy decorated trunks, candy, games, and more. ​
Family Fright Night: Movie in the Parkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4391Family Fright Night: Movie in the ParkWashington Activity Center 10/22/2022 11:00:00 PM10/23/2022 4:00:00 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
FREE Movie Night in the Park: Cocohttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/4395FREE Movie Night in the Park: CocoVerde Park Recreation Center, 916 E. Van Buren Street10/23/2022 1:00:00 AM10/23/2022 3:00:00 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 ​Enjoy a free family event provided in partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Council District 8, Garfield Organization, Trellis and AimRight Ministries. Bring your family, blankets and chairs to sit in the grass! ​


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. ​