A Walk in Encanto Park
Looking for a simple, sweet way to share an evening? Plan a romantic date strolling through Encanto Park in Central Phoenix. The park boasts 80 acres of lawn, a large lagoon, and picturesque landscaping.
It is a lovely setting for some romantic hand-holding. If either of you is a shutter bug, bring a camera . Don’t forget bread to feed the ducks!
We just walked and talked, but if that isn't exciting enough for you, there are plenty of activities available. Rent a paddle boat from the historic boathouse. (($8 for half an hour. Only available in summer months.) Or bring a pole and a license and try your luck at urban fishing. Of course, you could bring along a soccer ball or a volleyball and work in some invigorating practice time.
You can also visit Enchanted Island Amusement Park. Adults can ride the carousel, train, or the parachute tower for $2.20 each. Of course, you can always swing on the swings, though you may have to compete with the local children for a seat.
This is a good date to combine with a picnic or a dinner out. We ate the Original Hamburger Works at 2801N. 15th Ave and we can recommend it. The atmosphere was rustic and informal and quuiry. A tasty 1/2 lb. hamburgers was only $6.00.
They also offered smaller hamburgers, chicken and fish sandwiches, and a salad bar. There was a full condiment bar, and a choice of three seating areas; a restaurant, and bar, and a small patio. (Smoking was allowed on the patio).
1202 West Encanto Boulevard
Phoenix AZ 85073
You can paddle boat here!