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, as well as an area experiencing exponential residential growth. 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, 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 to an off-leash dog park.



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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 Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Theatre, 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, or to plan an event in the park, contact the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department at 602-534-2407, or roman.bilducea@phoenix.org.


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