August 21, 2005
Other than just enjoying the beautiful trees and landscaped greenery of the park (because Phoenix is a desert city, and those aren't things we can see all of the time!), my favorite activity was exploring the lake via pedal boat. We paid $6 for a half-hour rental (which was adequate for seeing all of the lake). My daughter, the two grandkids, and I all fit comfortably within the boat. The children had to wear life jackets, which were provided at no extra cost. We pedaled around a palm-covered island, watched some ducks swimming in the lake, and got a good view of the Encanto 9 Golf Course.
After our little cruise, we let the kids play at the children's playground while we sat in the shade and watched. We ended the outing with a picnic lunch at a shady table. The March weather was balmy, and we all agreed that we'd love to return to Encanto Park the next time that they come to visit Phoenix.
From journal Phoenix---Entertaining Two Kids