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Freedom Park

Features

  1. Amphitheatre
  2. Horseshoe Courts
  3. Multipurpose Field
  4. Picnic Shelters
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground
  7. Restrooms
  8. Sand Volleyball Court
  9. Skate Park
  10. Trails
  11. Walking Track

Freedom Park History

The Playground of Our Future began in 1996 with the formation of the Eden Park Committee. After several years of dreaming, planning, and designing, the committee was awarded a $150,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. The grant was matched equally by the City of Eden and the two gifts provided the funds needed to launch the first phase of park development in the fall of 2000.

Freedom Park Amenities

The 58-acre park boasts a quarter-mile paved walking track, nature trail, picnic shelter with bathrooms, picnic tables, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball court, multipurpose field and children's playground. Phase III work has been completed and features an additional picnic shelter, an amphitheatre and a skate park.

Picnic shelters at Freedom Park are available for rental from March to November. The capacity for the shelter No. 1 is approximately 72 people. There are 12, six-foot tables and two grills located there. Shelter No. 2 is located across from the skate park and will hold around 42 people. It has six tables, a grill and bathrooms.

Shelters can be rented from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. until closing time or all day for a fee. Reservations may be made by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 336-623-2110, ext. 3030. Payment is due at the Parks and Recreation office located at City Hall within five days of making reservation.

Amphitheater

Each summer a series of free concerts are held at the Freedom Park Amphitheatre.

Directions

From Greensboro/I-40
U.S. 29 North to NC Highway 14 Eden/Reidsville exit. After exiting, turn left, headed on NC Highway 14. Travel approximately 7 miles. After entering Eden City limits, go to the 4th traffic light (Home Savings Bank on right and Rite-Aid on left), take a right onto Stadium Drive. Travel about 1 mile to the 2nd traffic light and take a left onto Edgewood Road. Freedom Park is located on the left.

U.S. 220 North to NC Highway 135 Eden/Mayodan exit. After exiting, turn right headed East on NC Highway 135. Travel approximately 10 miles before coming to a traffic light at the intersection of Harrington Highway. Turn right onto Harrington Highway. Travel 1.5 miles to end and take a left onto NC Highway 14. Go to the 4th traffic light (Home Savings Bank on right and Rite-Aid on left), take a right onto Stadium Drive. Travel about 1 mile to the 2nd traffic light and take a left onto Edgewood Road. Freedom Park is located on the left.

Friends of Freedom Park

Friends of Freedom Park is a group of interested adults, young adults and children who spearhead fundraising efforts to be used in completing and maintaining Freedom Park. Friends members may volunteer to help at the park in different aspects. The Friends organization has received tax-exempt status. Contributions and donations are tax deductible.

Annual membership in the Friends organization is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family.

Friends of Freedom Park Fundraising Efforts:

Ballpark Signs

The Friends of Freedom Park are leasing signs in the outfield of the ball field complex. There are approximately 50 signs available per field. These highly visible, two-color, 4x8-foot signs are placed on the fences. The ballpark complex is often one of the busiest places to be during softball season and leasing a sign is a first rate advertising opportunity. Signed contract required. $500 cash discount for three-year contract OR installments available.

Memorial Trees

You can purchase trees as honorariums or memorials. Trees are selected, purchased, planted and maintained by Friends of Freedom Park. Trees chosen may include emerald green arborvitae, eastern red cedar, green giant arborvitae, Nellie Stevens holly and various flowering dogwoods and crepe myrtles.

$300 donation purchases a tree and provides for a nameplate to be placed on a plaque at Freedom Park, as well as an acknowledgement to person(s) honored or to the family of the memorialized.

$100 donation purchases a tree and provides for an acknowledgement to person(s) honored or to the family of the memorialized.

Subfacilities

  1. Freedom Ball Field Complex

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  2. Freedom Park Dog Park

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  3. Picnic Shelter Rentals

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  4. RV Park

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  5. Skate Park

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