Lions Park is one of Warren County's most popular parks. With two separate playground areas, a picnic shelter, and a central location, this playground is the perfect place to spend some time with family and friends!
This 3-acre park is located at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Commerce Avenue in the Town of Front Royal. The park is adjacent to Gertrude Miller Park and is bordered by Happy Creek, Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center, Seide Botanical Gardens residential area and Commerce Avenue. Made up of Fantasy Land Playground, Free Wheeling Way Accessible Playground, one picnic shelter (#5), a restroom facility, horseshoe pits, and a sand volleyball court, this park offers something for all ages. The large Shelter and restroom facility was constructed in the 1970’s with donations by the Front Royal Lion’s Club
For more informatin on Lions Park, or to rent the shelter, contact the RES Youth Center at 540-635-7750.
903 Hometown Way
Front Royal, VA 22630
Fantasy Land is a large wooden play structure with two swing sets, five slides, and numerous tunnels and climbing features for children of all ages. The park was constructed in 1993 with community support. The park is open from dusk to dawn daily.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Free Wheeling Way Universally Accessible Playground took place on March 21, 2011. The structure provides children with disabilities with a safe and sensory rich playground on which they will be able to play. This expansion to the existing Fantasy Land playground has allowed for the addition of many features including: belted swings, a scavenger hunt activity panel, three slides, a telescope and steering wheel, a sign language panel, rock wall, and music panels. Additional seating, accessible picnic tables, and a shade structure are also installed.
The project received support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Warren County Board of Supervisors, ARC of Warren County, the Rotary Club of Front Royal, and numerous other community businesses and organizations. A significant amount of money was also raised from the students and teachers of Warren County Public Schools, from private citizens, and from donations given in memory of Glenn Mikulak, an 18 year old resident of Warren County that passed away on October 19th from respiratory failure associated with his lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy.
The idea of building the Free Wheeling Way Playground came from Robin Stanley many years ago when her son Curtis, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was unable to play with his family on existing playground structures. Mrs. Stanley promised Curt that she would one day make sure he had a playground to play on with his brother and sister. Although Curtis passed away in 2002, the passion of the Stanley family and the Free Wheeling Way Committee never stopped. It is with hard work and dedication that they funded this playground and it will be a wonderful addition to the members of our community.
The Park is open from dusk to dawn daily. For more information on Free Wheeling Way Accessible Playgrond please contact the RES Youth Center at 540-635-7750.