THE PLANNING PROCESS
In 2013, the City of Phoenix hired an international design team 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.
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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.