Introduction to Freestone District Park
Nestled in the heart of Gilbert, Arizona is the 65-acre Freestone District Park. As the town’s first major district park, it opened to the public in June 1988 and ever since has been a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Affectionately referred to as “the gem of Gilbert,” this park offers plenty of activities and amenities that are sure to please everyone.
History & Background
Freestone District Park has a long history that goes all the way back to its opening in 1988. Even though it was only 65 acres at the time, it quickly became a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike. The original amenities included two basketball courts, two baseball fields, three picnic ramadas, restrooms, one playground area with swingsets, horseshoe pits, and a fishing lake.
In the years that followed, Freestone continued to grow and evolve. Additional amenities were added such as soccer fields and tennis courts while existing amenities were remodeled or updated. In 2000, the lake was upgraded with an artificial turf beach volleyball court and a waterslide. In 2007, additional playground equipment was added along with a splash pad. In 2013, more renovations took place when they added an amphitheater at the lake so local concerts could be held there during summer months.
Things to Do at Freestone District Park
Freestone is teeming with activities for people of all ages! Whether you’re looking for something fun to do on your own or something fun to do with family or friends – this park has got something for everyone!
Outdoor Recreational Activities: This park has plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as Basketball courts (2), Baseball fields (2), Soccer fields (4), Open grass areas perfect for pick-up games or just relaxing in the sun. It even has Horseshoe pits and Fishing Lake where you can try your luck at catching some fish!
Picnicking & BBQ Areas: There are plenty of picnic areas around Freestone’s grounds complete with ramadas ideal for BBQ parties or just hanging out with friends. The Splash Pad area is also perfect spot for little ones who want to cool off during hot summer days!
Playground Equipment: Kids will love playing on all the playground equipment scattered throughout the park including swingsets, slides and climbers! You don’t have to worry about safety either because every piece of playground equipment is safely enclosed within bright green fencing ensuring kids stay safe while having fun!
Events & Concerts: If you’re looking for something fun yet cultural – then check out their list of events taking place throughout each month such as their music concerts held by local bands every Friday night during summer months! They even have movie nights scheduled once per month where you can enjoy classic films under stars! Even if you don’t live in the area, SanTan Village is worth a visit next time you’re in Phoenix. With so many shopping and dining options, there’s something for everyone at this outdoor mall. And during the summer months, the water features provide a much-needed respite from the Arizona heat.
Freestone District Park truly is ‘the gem of Gilbert.’ With its array of outdoor recreational activities combined with its picnic areas and playground equipment – together with its regular events; this park definitely has something enjoyable for everyone no matter what age they are. So if you’re ever in Gilbert – make sure not stop by Freestone District Park – we promise you won’t regret it!