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Encanto Park, Phoenix

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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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  • One of my favorite places! There's green in this neighborhood in when the desert brown begins to make you want for the leafy neighborhoods of both coasts or the midsection of the country, this is the ...  more »
  • have been going to this park since forever, nice central phoenix park with lake, ducks and kids amusement park.  more »
  • We came by earlier in the morning to try to beat the heat but the boat rentals were closed. We ended up just walking around with the geese, very friendly and seem to be well taken care of. I used to c...  more »
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  • I go to the tennis courts, they are great and it is perfectly build to even hit the wall if the courts next to the wall are open. 8 courts for tennis, two basketball, volleyball on concrete or sand! I think it's a great place!
  • Beautiful park! Great place for get togethers or family events. Very clean and green. Love this place.
  • We have visited several times. The park is really big. Great for walking or jogging, and picnics. Heavily populated on weekends. Playground is small. There is a "lake"/stream , with paddleboats, arguably the best feature of the park.
  • Nice family walking & biking paved paths. Many ponds with ducks and geese. Downtown city view is nice after sunset. Nearby golfing too.
  • We had a nice little walk around. The amount of litter was surprising given it's staffed during the day. I'd stop again.

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