Eastham Park is quickly becoming one of the County’s most used facilities due to the variety of activities offered. This park has access to the Shenadoah River, the Warren County Dog Park, walking trail, athletic fields, picnic area, and an outdoor classroom!
Established in 2009, the park is operated and maintained by the Warren County Department of Parks and Recreation and is open from dawn until dusk each day. Eastham Park is quickly becoming one of the County’s most used facilities due to the variety of activities offered. It contains unique features such as historic rock wall that marks the edge of a former road and beautiful views of the Shenandoah River. The park is being developed through the general assistance of the Eastham family and multiple grant sources. We hope you enjoy Eastham Park and all it has to offer!
Warren County’s Eastham Park includes several facilities for the public to enjoy including:
- Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Public Boat Launch
- Town of Front Royal Park
- Public parking area
- Three multi-use athletic fields
- Warren County Dog Park
- Large outdoor classroom
- Interpretive signage
- Eastham Park Trail
Boat Launch and Parking Area
Located at the end of Luray Avenue is a Department of Game and Inland Fisheries public boat launch that provides users with shoreline access to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. A public parking area is located near the site and is available to users of both the boat launch and other Park facilities. Adequate space for boat trailers and lighting has been provided.
Town of Front Royal Park
Located at the beginning of the Eastham Park Trail is a Town of Front Royal Park. The facility includes picnic tables, a shade structure, grills, a drinking fountain, sitting areas, restrooms and amazing views of the Shenandoah River and surrounding mountains.
Multi-Use Athletic Fields
Warren County's Department of Parks and Recreation maintains three multi-use athletic fields adjacent to the parking area. The fields are suitable for activities such as soccer, football, rugby, and lacrosse.
If you are interested in reserving a field, please contact the Warren County Community Center at 540-635-1021.
Warren County Dog Park
The Dog Park is an off-leash facility that is open to the public and free of charge. Two fenced in areas are available for use; a 0.90 acres space for smaller, timid or older pets, and a 1.90 acre space that allows larger dogs plenty of room to run. All dogs that use the facility are required to be licensed by the jurisdiction in which the owner lives and no children under the age of 9 are allowed into the fenced in areas. Benches, trash receptacles, and a drinking fountain for both owners and pets are available at the facility.
Eastham Park Walking Trail
This beautiful walking trail starts off following along the bank of the Shenandoah River before turning slightly left up through a wooded area towards Skyline High School and an outdoor classroom. The trail is currently one mile in length and an additional half mile is in the plans to be added in Phase Three of the park's completion.
Are you interested in visiting Eastham Park? Here is how you get there!
From the North: Take US 340/522 South into the Town of Front Royal. Take a left onto West 14th Street. Travel 1.4 miles and take a right on West Main Street. Take your first left onto Luray Avenue and continue 0.9 miles. The parking lot entrance is on the left before the boat launch.
From the South: Take Route 340/522 North to a left on Criser Road. Drive 0.5 miles, taking your second left onto Luray Avenue. The parking lot entrance is 0.2 miles on the left before the boat launch.
From the East: Take VA-55 West into the Town of Front Royal. Take a left onto US 340/South Royal Avenue. Go 0.3 miles and turn right onto West Criser Road. Drive 0.5 miles, taking your second left onto Luray Avenue. The parking lot entrance is 0.2 miles on the left before the boat launch.
The three phases of the Eastham Park Trail serve as a key segment in the larger Royal Shenandoah Greenway (RSG). The Greenway concept was developed by the Front Royal-Warren County Tree Stewards with the assistance of Virginia Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center. RSG will be approximately four miles in length and will connect downtown Front Royal, the Front Royal-Warren County Visitor’s Center, Happy Creek Arboretum, the new Samuel’s Public Library, multiple public parks and playing fields, the Warren County Dog Park, three public school facilities, Shenandoah National Park, a public boat landing, interpretive sites, and an outdoor classroom. Eventually the Greenway will be connected with the 240 acre land conservancy which lies to the north of the Luray Avenue boat landing and extends along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. This land conservancy is currently an EPA Superfund site and is the home to the former Avtex Fibers manufacturing facility.