Freedom park 

Freedom Park is located at 121 N. Edgewood Road just off Stadium Drive in Eden. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

From Greensboro/I-40 Area
US 29 north to NC 14 Eden/Reidsville exit.  After exiting, turn left, headed on NC 14.  Travel approximately seven miles.  After entering the Eden city limits, go to the fourth traffic light (Home Savings Bank on the right - Eckerd on the left) and take a right onto Stadium Drive.  Travel about one mile to the second traffic light and take a left onto Edgewood Road.  Freedom Park is located on the left.

U.S. 220 North to NC 135 Eden/Mayodan exit.  After exiting, turn right, headed on NC 135.  Travel approximately ten miles before coming to traffic light intersection at Harrington Highway (Texaco on left).  Turn right onto Harrington Highway.  Travel 1.5 miles to end and take a left onto NC 14.  Go to the fourth traffic light (Home Savings Bank on the right - Eckerd on the left) and take a right onto Stadium Drive.  Travel about one mile to the second traffic light and take a left onto Edgewood Road.  Freedom Park is located on the left.

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.  

Freedom Ball Field Complex
Completed in 2005 was Phase II of the park's construction, which created a top-of-the-line ball field complex.  The complex features three top-quality fields consisting of Tifton 10 Bermuda outfields, brick dust infields, dugouts, concession building, bathrooms, warm-up area and outfield fencing at 300' in left and right fields and 315' in center field.  Infields have been designated to adjust base paths from 60', 65', 70' and 80'.  The adjustable base paths will allow various organizations the opportunity to use the field for tournament play.  Additional features include portable baseball mounds, bleacher seating and batting cage.

Check the latest game schdules here: http://www.ci.eden.nc.us/ball%20schedules.html

Ball Field Rental
The complex may be rented out for tournaments.  Cost is $100 per field, per day.  This includes use of lights, initial field set-up, bases, restroom, score buildings and scoreboards.  Additional field preparation requests must be made in advance at the cost of $25 per field.  A deposit is required to hold a reservation.

For more information on renting the ball field complex, visit the E-Gov Services of this website and look for Parks and Recreation under the documents link where you'll find tournament reservation and regulation forms.  You may also contact Terry Vernon, Athletic Director, at (336) 623-2110, ext. 3026 or email terry.vernon@ci.eden.nc.us - Lightning Policy for Athletic Events.

Picnic Shelter Rental
Picnic shelters at Freedom Park are available for rental from March to November.  The capacity for the shelter #1 is approximately 72 people.  There are 12, 6 foot tables and two grills located there.  Shelter #2 will hold around 42 people.  It has 6 tables, a grill and bathrooms and is located across from the skate park. 

Shelters can be rented from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. until closing time or all day.  Cost is $25 for half-day for city resident or $40 for entire day; $40 for half-day for non-city resident or $60 for entire day.  To qualify as a city resident, you must live inside the city limits.

Reservations may be made by calling the Parks & Recreation Department at (336) 623-2110 ext 3030.  Payment is due at the Parks & Recreation office located at City Hall within five days of making reservation.

Skate Park
Skate Park Registration Online Form

You can find a list of all the city's upcoming events in the calendar section of the E-Gov Services tab on this website.

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.

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

Fundraising Efforts
Regular outfield sign 

  • Approximately 50 signs available per field.

  • Signed contract required.

  • $500 cash discount for 3-year contract OR installments available.

The Friends of Freedom Park are leasing signs in the outfield of the ball field complex.  These highly visible, two color, 4x8 foot signs are placed on the fences.  The ball park complex is often one of the busiest places to be during softball season and leasing a sign is a first rate advertising opportunity.

Trees as honorariums or memorials

  • Trees 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.

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