The Town of Eaton maintains many parks across the town which provide many amenities to residents. The Town also has more parks currently in development. The Town, Eaton School District RE-2, and Eaton Area Parks and Recreation District work together to make these amenities available for exercise, athletic events, recreation, community events, and family gatherings.
Park shelters at City Park and the fire pit area at Town Square can be rented for any day of the calendar year beginning on January 1st of that year. Parks are free to reserve and the fire pit is free to have turned on, but a $10 fee applies if you wish to have electricity (available at the Town Square and City Park). To reserve a park shelter or the fire pit please fill out the following form below and return it to town hall. In addition, please read all of the rules and regulations listed in the form below. If you have any questions please call the clerk's office at 970-454-3338.
City Park Reservation Form and Rules
Eaton Town Square
The newest park to be added in town, it is located on the north side of Collins Street between Elm and Maple Avenues. The Town Square features a central arbor which houses a large gas fire pit and many benches. The arbor and fire pit can be rented at no cost by making a reservation. Future additions to the park will include multiple park shelters that will be available for reservations.
Located next to Eaton High School at Park Ave and 3rd Street, City Park is the traditional old-town park. With large trees, 3 picnic pavilions available for rent, a playground, horseshoe pits and softball backstop among the amenities. City Park is used by many for family outings, church picnics and class reunions. The park is the center of activity for the Eaton Community Days celebration each July.
Centennial Park is located at the intersection Cherry Avenue and Collins Street. Amenities include a basketball court and playground equipment. This park is a popular spot for folks to come have a game of football or soccer as it sports a large grass area. Off street parking is available at this location on the north side of Collins Street.
Hawkstone park is located in the Hawkstone subdivision on the northeast section of town, it is encircled by Hawkstone Drive and Eagle Drive. This 11 acre park has many amenities including large open play areas, playground equipment, 9 benches arranged along a 1 mile walking trail and a 2 acre lake.
Eaton Commons Park
The park at Eaton Commons is located just west of the subdivision along the Eaton draw, at the intersection of East 5th Street and Willow Avenue. Willow avenue runs along the eastern park boundary. Eaton Commons park amenities include a picnic area with playground equipment, two soccer fields of varying sizes, and two youth baseball fields.
Eaton Educational Open Space
Located on the South end of the Collins Street and Park Avenue intersection, this park was once solely a drainage pond serving as an area for overflow from the historic part of town. The town received grant funds to turn it into a natural learning space. Native and xeric plants, trees, and grasses were planted to minimize water usage. Educational materials will be placed around the area to teach residents about native and xeric plants that can be used at home to reduce water consumption.
Eaton Memorial Park
Benjamin Eaton Memorial Park is located at the corner of Collins Street and Elm Avenue, at the entrance to the Maplewood subdivision. This area is dedicated to the memory of Governor Benjamin Eaton, the founder of our community and Colorado's 3rd Governor. At the corner of the park is a statue of Governor Eaton. The park is also home to the Eaton Memorial for Veteran's on the East side of the area.
Maplewood Park, at the south end of the subdivision, is bounded by South Elm Avenue and Colorado Parkway. This area is a detention pond for storm water but the large grass area makes it ideal for a great pickup game of soccer or football.
Railroad Park sits along US Highway 85, stretching from 3rd Street to 5th Street, next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. This was once the site of the Eaton's historic railroad station. There are no amenities at this park but there is off-highway parking for travelers who want to stretch their legs and enjoy the shade afforded by the trees.
Old Tower Park
As the name suggests, this was the site of the old Eaton water tower, at the intersection of Elm and 5th Street. While the park has no amenities it is an attractive area across the highway from the Railroad park.