Hance Park Today

Hance Park is a 32-acre green space in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, situated in the midst of great cultural, arts, and community institutions. The park offers year-round events and activities, an active dog park, and several amenities.


The park is home to the Burton Barr Central Library, Arizona Humanities, Japanese Friendship Garden, Irish Cultural Center, Arizona Jewish Historical Society, and the Phoenix Center for the Arts.  Around the Park are numerous other cultural gems.

Throughout the year, you are sure to find something to enjoy at Hance Park. From the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, to the Phoenix Festival of the Arts, Music Monday, and Food Street Cinema, Hance Park is a multicultural hub of celebration and activity. Click here to see all upcoming events. 

It is also a perfect place to take a walk, ride a bike, visit a playground, or take your dog out to play.



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Amenities at the park include drinking fountains, grills, reservable ramadas, a playground, two dog parks, restrooms, walking paths and a lighted sand volleyball court.  

The park is a short walk from the Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Roosevelt Row Arts District and Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Click through to learn more at the City of Phoenix's official Hance Park website

To reserve a ramada or the volleyball court, contact the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department at 602-534-2407, or email cathleen.russo@phoenix.gov


The park spans from 5th Avenue to 3rd Street, just south of McDowell Road. To find driving directions to the park, use one of these addresses:

1134 N. Central Avenue (between 5th Avenue and 3rd Street)
West side of Park - 67 W. Culver Street
East side of Park - 1202 N. 3rd Street