THE PLANNING PROCESS
In 2013, the City of Phoenix hired an international design team comprised of !melk, Weddle Gilmore, and Floor Associates to reimagine Hance Park. The goal of the redesign is to redevelop Hance Park into a vibrant urban park and signature destination that becomes a catalyst for positive change in the community.
The Master Plan is now in its design implementation phase, led by landscape architecture firm, Hargreaves Associates. The visual below represents a recent hybrid design.
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LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN
Phoenix has arrived. As the fifth-largest city in the United States, our signature recreational space is long overdue.
To build this vision and create our Central Park or Chicago's Millennium Park, we will raise millions of dollars in public and private funds over the next several years for this phased project. Contributions will be large, small and everything in between. Please join us to create our iconic park by donating now.
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PHASE 1 HIGHLIGHTS
The new Hance Park will be divided into three primary zones - a series of breathtaking, integrated entryways and shade interventions.
ZONE 1: THE VALLEY
Closer to the downtown neighborhoods west of Central Avenue, the Valley is the tranquil, family-oriented zone of the park.
ZONE 2: THE CANYON
Consolidated around Central Avenue, the Canyon is the beating heart of Hance Park. The urban plaza features a splash pad, multiple gardens, jumping fountains and a cuisine center, while pedestrian and bike lanes connect and pulse throughout the entire park.
ZONE 3: THE PLATEAU
The third zone will feature a performance space for large and small arts and culture events. Plenty of outdoor lawn space makes the Plateau the perfect location to host large events and activities.