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

 

 

Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational Sessionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5374Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational SessionMaryvale Community Center, 4420 N 51st Avenue5/31/2024 1:00:00 AM5/31/2024 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 ​Have a talent to share? Phoenix Parks and Recreation is looking for talented people, just like YOU, to bring classes and events to our communities.
World Atlatl Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5382World Atlatl DayS'edav Va'aki Museum6/1/2024 4:00:00 PM6/1/2024 7:00:00 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 ​ In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S’edav Va’aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S’edav Va’aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. This FREE event is open to the public, and museum admission will be free from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S’edav Va’aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901. ​
World Atlatl Dayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5381World Atlatl DayS'edav Va'aki Museum6/1/2024 4:00:00 PM6/1/2024 7:00:00 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 ​On June 2 nd , the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'e d av Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'e d av Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'e d av Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901. The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.
Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational Sessionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5375Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational SessionSteele Indian School Park - Memorial Hall, 300 E Indian School Road6/1/2024 5:30:00 PM6/1/2024 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 ​​Have a talent to share? Phoenix Parks and Recreation is looking for talented people, just like YOU, to bring classes and events to our communities.
Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational Sessionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/5376Recreation Instructor Hiring Informational SessionSouth Mountain Community Center, 212 E Alta Vista Rd6/6/2024 1:00:00 AM6/6/2024 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 ​Have a talent to share? Phoenix Parks and Recreation is looking for talented people, just like YOU, to bring classes and events to our communities. ​


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. ​