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“Interesting park and lots of green”

Margaret T. Hance Park
Ranked #133 of 238 things to do in Phoenix
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Green is a big deal here in Phoenix. This park is over the freeway so that makes it interesting by itself. It is also adjacent to the library and other venues. It is not a place to visit in the summer ---- no shade. But the rest of the year it's a pleasant place to wander.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Phoenix had a long fight to build a freeway through the downtown area - actually just north of downtown. In the process many buildings were condemned - but the city salvaged some of them for art and performance venues. The freeway goes underground in this area, and much of the park is built over the freeway. The Main Library is on the edge of the park. And the park is named after one of the best Mayors in the city history.

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Reviewed January 3, 2006

Hance park is an enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. Centrally located in downtown Phoenix, it has foot access to the Phoenix Main Library, the Phoenix Art Museum, and our personal favorite, the Irish Cultural Center, where the only Book of Kells in America is housed. There is a modest playground with restroom facilities located directly adjacent to it, and plenty of room to run or meander along the footpath. It is also home to the Japanese Friendship Garden, and is set atop the US 10 freeway. We recommend it for a respite from the tourist's hectic day, and if you do make it a stop, maybe we'll see you there!

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