Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix

3.3
#22 of 23 in Parks in Phoenix
Margaret T. Hance Park is a public park above the Papago Freeway Tunnel in Phoenix, Arizona. It is named after Margaret Hance, who was the first female mayor of the city and advocate for the park. The park is located next to the Phoenix Center For The Arts, Ro Ho En, and Kenilworth Elementary School. In 2016, it was announced that the park would undergo a ten-year $118 million face lift, which would add an Amphitheatre and skate park, amongst other things. As a part of the fixes, two historic trolleys will be moved from their current spot at the Phoenix Trolley Museum to an unknown location.
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Margaret T. Hance Park Reviews

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  • We went here for the Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Free entry and free parking. 170 vendors selling art such as ceramics, paintings, jewelry, glass and bronze sculptures. There was live music and...  more »
  • If your new to PHX this is the Go-to-Park to get a real feel for downtown phoenix. It's pack with tons of activities all the time, plus the Japanese Tea Garden. its a great place just to walk...  more »
  • I regularly walk my dog through the park at night. We start at the dog park, which is fantastic. Most dog parks are blue collar and there tend to be dog fights. The owners at Hance Park are...  more »
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  • I personally love this park. The architecture of the Burton Barr Library extends around the park and creates an atmosphere that is totally unique. The Arches underneath the roads, The Fountains, though I wish they were full more often. A lot of skaters, a lot of homeless people, but they don't bother me. I really kind of dig the chill Community atmosphere around the library, nice grass, usually pretty clean, makes a great event venue. Highly recommend. Five stars
  • Lovely park in the center of Phoenix with the freeway running underneath it, but you don't hear the cars driving through it at all. Easily accessible and close to a lot of business and the main public library. There is a larger than usual homeless population, so be extra cautious, especially if alone at night, but groups during the day shouldn't have a problem, and there are police vehicles frequently passing through
  • A beautiful park, but the services were locked up. The tables, the restrooms, the water was shut off. We were told by someone there the city does it to discourage the homeless from staying so long. That's appalling, and I'm ashamed that the city would take that from them and us. Come on Phoenix, you're better than that! I'll adjust my rating if the policy changes.
  • It is the same location as Japanese Friendship Garden. So here's my review for that- I liked the Japanese Friendship Garden. But, genuinely I didnt find a lot of things in the garden that would signify the inclusion of 'Japanese' in the name of the garden. Of course, you will get to capture unlimited amount of photos over here with the amazing picturesque location. I would also like to specially mention the maintenance that the staff has been doing, it's amazing, the restrooms were pristine clean, and they made sure to give thoughtful touches.
  • Beautiful, bustling park. We had a lovely time laying out on our blankets, soaking up the sun, and observing our fellow park-goers. There was much activity, from a birthday party with dinosaur suited entertainment to uni-wheeled skateboarders; a father/son duo tearing it up with souped up RC cars; enthusiast exercising; we even enjoyed some live music from across the fence at the beautiful Japanese Friendship garden. One of my favorite parks in the area for sure.

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