About the Park
WITH MORE THAN 75 ACRES, STEELE INDIAN SCHOOL PARK IS A DESTINATION POINT IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX.
Rich in history, the park sits on property that formerly served as the Phoenix Indian School, which opened in 1891 and closed in 1990. Thousands of American Indian children lived on this site and attended the government run boarding school. When Arizona became a state in 1912, the marching band from Phoenix Indian HS played at the statehood ceremony. Today three historic buildings from the Indian School anchor the park. The park’s design pays homage to its Native American history through many design elements and features many unique amenities including an urban lake, outdoor amphitheater, 15 acre Entry Garden, neighborhood park, and large areas of open space allowing the park to serve as the perfect setting for family outings and special events of all sizes. The park is conveniently accessible by Valley Metro Light Rail with two light rail stations at Indian School Road and Campbell Avenue.