freedom park activities 

Freedom Park Activities

Freedom Park is located at 121 N. Edgewood Road, just off of Stadium Drive in Eden. The Park is open from dawn to dusk. Annual events include an Easter Egg Hunt, Concert in the Park Series, Haunted Trail in October, and much more.

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, children's playground, amphitheater and skate park. 

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, six-foot tables and two grills located there. Shelter #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 3:00 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. until closing time or all day for a fee. 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.

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.

The complex may be rented out for tournaments.  The fee includes use of lights, initial field set-up, bases, restroom, score buildings and scoreboards.  Additional field preparation requests must be made in advance for a fee.  A deposit is required to hold a reservation.

For more information on renting the ball field complex, contact Terry Vernon, Athletic Director, at 336-623-2110, ext. 3026 or email tvernon@edennc.us

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.