The Conservancy was born to bring Hance Park back to life

Our mission is to activate and unite our community by promoting the creative use of public space and a vibrant arts and cultural experience.


The Hance Park Conservancy was established in 2010 and is the catalyst for a new chapter of public space renewal in Phoenix, advocating for the park and protecting its future.  

We are a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and have been instrumental in developing the Hance Park Master Plan, adopted by the City of Phoenix in 2014.  We are actively raising funds to help make this plan a reality. 

We are community, city, and business leaders committed to ensuring a bright future for Hance Park, and by extension, Phoenix's burgeoning downtown, and the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Region. 





Tim Sprague, President
Habitat Metro, The FOUND:RE

Bill Allison, Executive Vice President
President, Phoenix Public Library Foundation

Brenda Thomson, Treasurer
Director Arizona Humanities

Leah Fregulia Roberts, Secretary
Head of school and CEO of Arizona School for the Arts

Board of Directors, Partners & Neighborhood Stakeholders

Arizona Humanities, Brenda Thomson, Treasurer

Arizona School for the Arts, Leah Roberts, Secretary

Arizona School for the Arts, Eric Sustar, Alternate

ASU, College of Public Service and Community Solutions , Dale Larsen, ExOfficio

CableOne, Alan Silverman, Neighboring Stakeholder

Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, Jeffrey Schesnol, Neighboring Stakeholder

Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Dan Klocke, Neighboring Stakeholder

Evans Churchill, Dorina Bustamante, Neighboring Stakeholder

Evans Churchill, Alvaro Sande, Neighboring Stakeholder

FQ Story Neighborhood, Liz Atkinson, Neighboring Stakeholder

Grace Lutheran Church, Connol Reid, Alternate

Grace Lutheran Church, Pastor Sarah Stadler-Ammon, Neighboring Stakeholder

Habitat Metro, Portland on the Park,  Found:RE, Tim Sprague, President

Irish Cultural Center, Chas Moore, Neighboring Stakeholder

Japanese Friendship Garden, Reiko Reavis, Neighboring Stakeholder

Midtown Neighborhood Association, Patrick O'Connel, Neighboring Stakeholder

Midtown Neighborhood Association, Louise Roman, Neighboring Stakeholder

Or Adam Congregation, Rick Naimark, Neighboring Stakeholder - Pending

Phoenix Art Museum, Vanessa Davidson, Neighboring Stakeholder

Phoenix Center For the Arts, Joseph Benesh, Neighboring Stakeholder

Phoenix Center For the Arts, Lauren Henschen, Alternate

Phoenix Public Library Foundation, William Allison, Executive Vice President

Roosevelt Action Association, Joan Kelchner, Founding Member

Roosevelt Action Association, Sherry Rampy, Neighboring Stakeholder

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Jessica Fotinos, Neighboring Stakeholder

Trinity Cathedral, Nan Jeannero, Neighboring Stakeholder