Freestone Park was the first major District Park of the Town of Gilbert and started with 65 acres which were opened to the public in June 1988. The softball fields, concession building & bathrooms, "tot lot" adult fitness workout center, 2 multi-use fields, and amphitheater were original amenities.
Over time additional acreage was added, leading to the current total of 88 acres built and 32 acres undeveloped. The park's initial cost was $3.2 million for the property and $3.5 million for the enhancements.
The Freestone Railroad, which has a miniature train, antique carousel, and a mini Ferris wheel, plus the Rip City Batting cages, all added in 1992, is also hosted by Freestone Park. In 1996, additional facilities added to the park included volleyball and basketball courts plus a courtside ramada. The tennis courts and skate park were further constructed in 2001. Finally, in December 2002, the Freestone Recreation Center was opened north of the park.
After celebrating the park's 25th anniversary in 2013, Freestone underwent several significant changes, including new surfacing of the basketball court, new ballfield lighting and a new shaded playground structure. In 2015, a new playground system was added with wheelchair accessibility to the ballfield area.
Amenities in the Park:
- 2 Lake Areas (Total 5 Acres); Use of Water Reclaimed
- Stocked lakes for fishing
- 4 Adult Softball Fields Lighted
- 2 Fields Multiuse
- 2 Sand Volleyball Courts Lighted (with water timers to cool the sand)
- 4 Full Basketball Courts Lighted
- 4 Lighted Courts of Tennis
- Center for Leisure in Freestone
- Park Skate
- 3 Reservable Ramadas and 6 Shaded Picnic Tables and 7 BBQ Grills Open Picnic Tables
- 3 Bathroom Installations
- Checkerboards 2
- 3 Areas with playgrounds (1 tot lot, 1 wheelchair accessible, 1 aged 5-12 years)
- Receptacles of Garbage
- Different benches, racks for bikes, multi-use trails
- Cages of Batting
- 472 slots for parking
- 88 Park Acre
Ramada's/Tables for Picnic
It is possible to book Ramadas and other services every day of the day.
About 5:30am-10:00pm week.
Courtside: Medium 6-table ramada with 2 grills. Accessible fuel, Open Inflatable Area
Playground: Large 8-table ramada with 1 grill. Disposable strength.
Tennis Court: small ramada with 2 chairs, no barbecue. No electrical control.
Open park picnic tables, groups of 2 tables, 10 sets.
Three sets of picnic tables for soccer fields, groups of 4.
The Freestone Park lakes are now part of the Community Fishing Network and will be stocked with fish from September/October onwards. For stocking schedules, bag limits, and license regulations, please check out www.azgfd.gov.
These amazing kid-friendly parks are just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Gilbert, Arizona:
- Gilbert Regional Park
- Crossroads Veteran's Park
- Water Tower Plaza
- John Allen Park
- Nichols Park
- Discovery Park
- Zanjero Park
- Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our offices located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!