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Encanto Park, Phoenix

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Coordinates:Encanto Park is a public park in central Phoenix, Arizona. The park is composed of 222acre of land consisting of picnic areas, a lagoon, a boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, amusement park, fishing and two golf courses. The lagoon is approximately 7.5acre in surface area and about 6ft deep, on average. The park is bounded by Thomas Road on the north, Encanto Boulevard on the south, 15th Avenue on the west and 7th Avenue on the east and is at a surface elevation of 1100ft.One notable attraction at Encanto Park is Enchanted Island, an amusement park with rides, games, concessions, and a miniature train ride around the amusement area.Encanto Park has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.Encanto Park historyThe Encanto area become a City of Phoenix park in 1934. Property was purchased from J. W. Doris (100 acres) and Dr. Norton among others. Quitclaim deed 11-27-1934. It was re-classified as a park to curtail livestock grazing. By 1955, the Encanto Park Brochure included activities such as archery, tennis, badminton and other games. In the mid-1970s, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encouraged archery events. In 1985, more sports facilities to accommodate greater interest in physical fitness and games. The focus was on soccer and handball, leaving archery to one side. Bike paths and jogging trails are also a major focus. The improvements were made to the “south side” by way of 1979 and 1984 bonds totaling $1.3MFish speciesRainbow TroutLargemouth BassSunfishCatfish (Channel)Catfish (Flathead)TilapiaCarp
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  • I came here to take family portraits for some friends, this was my first time here but my friend said some nice things about this place. This was the place to go to for kids, rides, things to do. The ...  read more »
  • This is the most beautiful park in Phoenix. Lots of big trees, the river, ducks, a small amusement area and great location. I used to take my daughter out of school, grab a bag of popcorn for the duck...  read more »
  • Encanto park in Phoenix, AZ has a perfect place to have a birthday party for a four year old! They have areas sectioned off for you to enjoy your party! The train was my favorite ride! It's like a lit...  read more »
  • Truly one of the better parks in the city in that there is a full facility of recreational activities like basketball, tennis, volleyball, etcetera. You'll also find ramadas and plenty of parking
  • Oh this is such a nice surprise in downtown Phoenix!!!! Lots of walking paths trees, and WATER! No thats not a mirage when you see it on the map !! There is a huge community room which can be rented through Parks and Recreation. It has wood floors high ceilings and a fantastic view of the water! There are several foot bridges over the waterways which makes one feel as though you are not in the desert anymore! If you have kids , there is an amusement park. Very well planned out! You feel set back from the city yet you can still see the high rises in the distance.
  • Nice big park. Has amusememt park and man made lake/canal things with lots of ducks and geese. Boat rentals are available. There is a couple playgrounds as well as a pool and sports center. A historic family favorite.
  • Large relatively clean park, great for family and also decent for fishing
  • I officiated a wedding here for my step sister..the bride was beautiful, the groom a handsome and lucky man, and the park was an amazing backdrop.
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