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Encanto Arizona is located ideally in the central part of Phoenix. One of the 15 villages comprising the Phoenix area, Encanto is bordered on the north and the east by The Grand Canal. Phoenix College, one of the oldest community colleges, is located in Encanto. Many notable figures are alumni of the college, including actors Nick Nolte, Stephen Spinella, and Peter Billingsley, singer CeCe Peniston, artist Eric Fischl, and daytime star, Jaime Lyn Baur. Enjoy a relaxing day of fun at Encanto Park. This public park offers over 200 acres of exciting fun for all with picnic areas, an amusement park, golf courses, nature trails, swimming, boating, and fishing! For a taste of Native American Culture, visit Steele Indian School Park, where a display of Native American arts is on exhibit. Many of the historic buildings in this park have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and are in the process of reconstruction. A number of these buildings are being considered to house further Native American cultural displays, as well as museums to document the history of the school, which was created by the government in the 1800's to assimilate Native American children into European-American society. One of the largest attractions in Encanto Arizona is the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located on the site of the Arizona State Fair. The indoor arena, with its unique saddle-shaped roof, was named in honor of Arizona's war veterans, and is the former home of The Phoenix Suns.