Home of the Japanese Friendship Garden & the Irish Cultural Center, plus a playground & picnic area.
The Margaret T. Hance Park is located in central Phoenix. It is sometimes referred to as Margaret T. Hance Deck Park. It is home to the Japanese Tea House and Friendship Garden, the Irish Cultural Center, and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Family Faire. The Scottish Highland Games come to the park in 2008. It is an unusual park, in that it is actually built on top of the I-10 tunnel, hence the name “deck” park. It is named after a former Mayor of the City of Phoenix. Margaret T. Hance served as Phoenix Mayor from 1976 to 1984. She passed away in 1990.
The Mesa Arts Center is a performing and visual arts complex in downtown Mesa, Arizona. At more than 210,000 square feet square feet, the $95 million facility, completed in 2005, is the largest comprehensive arts campus in the state.
Join us on the second Friday of each month from 6 to 10 PM for free refreshments and entertainment.
New art displays every month!
Live music on the Patio!
Vision, Mission & Values
The Phoenix Symphony will be the arts leader in the revitalization of a thriving Arizona.
In ten years, The Phoenix Symphony will be a cultural icon and a reason people will like to live in Arizona whether they attend concerts or not. And, the Symphony will be one of the many compelling reasons people will want to move to Arizona. This will happen because our community will recognize that the Symphony provides unparalleled civic value.
Our mission is to provide the joy of music as a catalyst in helping Arizona to become the best place in America to work and live.
We will do this by creating high quality musical experiences:
-to feed the souls of our residents
-to bolster the cultural economy
-to educate and strengthen our next generation resulting in a creative workforce
We value and honor the power of music.
We value and celebrate creative abandon paired with the common sense of running a business.
We value being open and honest with ourselves and with our community.
We value and understand the critical importance of our next generation. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to impacting them in a positive way.
We value the constituent parts of our organization and understand that success results from cooperation and shared purpose.
We value our community, particularly those who engage with us in our mission through the gracious gift of their valuable resource be it time, money or patronage.
- First-come, First-serve Ramadas
- Reservable Ramada (480)644-4271
- Lighted Basketball Courts
- Lighted Hard Surface Volleyball Court
- Picnic Tables
- 17.8 acres
- no electricity