Encanto Park

Encanto Park

Yesterday I learned about an oasis in Phoenix when we arrived at the parking lot for the State Fair shortly before 10 a.m. only to learn that it opens at noon on weekdays. Rather than drive home and return later we visited the nearby Encanto Park. This 222-acre oasis has numerous picnic areas, a lagoon, boat house, nature trail, urban fishing, a sport complex for tennis and two golf courses. A clubhouse can be rented for special events.The ducks are so accustomed to humans feeding them that they dashed toward me when I stooped to ground level for a photo. Two geese approached me and started pecking at my feet. We circled around the water and found ourselves entrapped inside the golf course. The gates by our parked car were locked so we swung around the end of the fence overhanging the canal. By the way, “encanto” is the Spanish word for “enchanted.” We could see that some of the rides in the Enchanted Island Amusement Park were in operation. Encanto Park is a remarkable park for the city of Phoenix.

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