2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
Encanto Park is home to the Enchanted Island, a small amusement park perfect for younger children.
Encanto, which means "enchanted" in Spanish, is one of the largest and oldest municipal parks in the Phoenix area. The lush green environs are a welcome respite for visitors looking for a bit of shade, especially during warm weather days. Here you'll find joggers, central district employees having lunch, and families enjoying the on-site amusement park, Enchanted Island. At over 200 acres, the city park is well-equipped with amenities, including handball and racquet ball courts, lighted basketball courts, a softball field, and a large man-made lake featuring urban fishing, paddleboats, and canoes. The nearby Encanto municipal golf course is one of the oldest and most popular public courses in the area.