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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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  • This place is really close to my home, so we decided to hold a Birthday party there for one of my grandkids. What a good time we had, the blow up jump house was there (we rented), the picnic table wer...  more »
  • Visiting Encanto Park is like going to a fantasy Island in the Caribbean!! The lakes, water falls, trails and palm tress are very well maintained, clean and safe. Lakes are full of birds and surrounde...  more »
  • My wife and I were visiting in Phoenix and had about a hour to kill. We saw this one and decided to stop by. What an amazing little place. We walked pretty much. Al a area and certainly enjoyed the vi...  more »
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  • This is a great park. It went through a huge renovation in the past five years. It has great tennis courts, wall ball courts, basketball courts, as well as playgrounds and open fields galore. Just south of the park is a rose garden maintained by the local Rose Society. Be sure to take a stroll through here as well.
  • Love this park! There is a golf course near it and the last time I fished in this pond I caught a bass. If your into fishing they stock the pond often. There is also a train that takes people on rides around the park! I would recommend this place if you wanted to have a nice quiet date or a picnic. Your girl or guy would love the experience.
  • Very well kept park. Bridges and water features add to its character. I have not been to all of the kids playgrounds, but the one next to the basketball court and baseball fields was very cute with baby turtles and frogs to climb on. The rose garden is very beautiful. Nice place to visit on a nice day.
  • Beautiful park... Always well kept... Park has large play area for all ages. Walkway and bathrooms always clean... We love spending time with our friends and family there from sunrise to sunset when weather permits
  • Great park. Grass, water ways, bridges, playgrounds. There's something for everyone here. You can fish, there's a golf course (for a fee), public pool, tennis courts. Please don't feed the ducks bread, it's bad for them. Lots of shade too, for the summer.

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