Eston Riverside

Park Info

Season:
May 1 - September 30
Park Entry:
$5.00 per day.
Payment Information:
Cash, Cheque, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
GPS:
50.96388 -108.76636
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Park Description

Eston Riverside has treed sites near the river, plantation near park entrance, irrigated nine hole grass greens golf course, licensed clubhouse, recreation building, concessions and new swimming pool. Eston is in a beautiful river valley with charming old elms. A hall is the local recreation center, complete with patio and enclosed deck.


Local Services

The town boasts a busy business district with services including a drug store, grocery store with liquor vendor, two motels, restaurants, gift shop, service station with a card lock, car wash, bank, credit union, dumping station, lumber yard and a hardware.
The town has a resident physician, a health centre and an RCMP detachment.

The Eston Wheatland Library branch located on Main Street has a large selection of books, magazines and other materials and provides free internet service.

Eston boasts three municipal heritage buildings, one on Main Street and two at the local museum complex, the Prairie West Historical Centre.


Park / Area History

This parks origin dates to 1949, when a local man incorporated the Eston Riverside Pool and Playground, Ltd., and sold shares locally for $100.00 each. From the $8,000.00 he raised, a pool was built and opened that year. By 1965, it became apparent that the park required a great deal of upgrading if it was to remain viable. The original stock company was dissolved in 1967 and Eston Riverside became a regional park, sponsored by the town of Eston and the RMs of Snipe Lake and Newcombe. Over the years, the success of the park has been attributed to the many local volunteers whose diligence literally made the park. Nearby on Highway 30 is a marker commemorating the Old Cart Trail from Saskatchewan Landing to Red Deer Forks, worn deep by nineteenth century traders. Visitors will also enjoy the Prairie West Historical Centre, a renovated pioneer home, circa 1916-19, that includes period rooms and several exhibition areas that are changed each year, along with an art gallery in the basement.


Barrier Free Access

All the facilities are wheelchair accessible, from the bathrooms to the hall, canteen, and mini golf.

Policies

Quiet time is from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. is strictly enforced. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times.  No pets allowed in the playground or pool areas.

Bylaws

Eston Riverside Bylaws

 Camping Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Full Service Sites Daily $25.00
Full Service Sites Weekly $155.00
Full Service Sites Monthly $550.00
Power Only Sites Daily $17.00
Power Only Sites Weekly $105.00
Power Only Sites Monthly $390.00
Non Serviced Sites Daily $11.00
Non Serviced Sites Weekly $70.00
Non Serviced Sites Monthly $220.00

 Swimming Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Adult Day Pass $5.00
Adult 10 Pack $45.00
Adult Annual Swim Pass $90.00
Child (14 Years Old & Under) Day Pass $3.00
Child (14 Years Old & Under) 10 Pack $25.00
Child (14 Years Old & Under) Annual Swim Pass $40.00
Family Day Pass $12.00
Family Annual Swim Pass $275.00
Student (15 – 18 Years Old) Day Pass $4.00
Student (15 – 18 Years Old) 10 Pack $35.00
Student (15 – 18 Years Old) Annual Swim Pass $70.00
Swimming Lessons Two Weeks $48.00

Rentals/Other Fees

(prices subject to change without notice)

Description Unit Amount
Firewood $10.00
Ice $3.00
Mini Golf Per Round $2.00
Hall Rental Daily $209.00
Hall Rental Damage Deposit $105.00

 

 

  • Aquatic Program / Swimming Lessons
  • Camp Kitchen / Picnic Shelter
  • Camping Seasonal
  • Fire Wood
  • Golf Course Club House (Appetizers)
  • Group Camping
  • Licensed Establishment
  • Picnic Tables
  • Quiet Time Enforced
  • Swimming Pool
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Camping (Electricity, Water, Sewer)
  • Concession
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course Club House (Licensed)
  • Group Camping with Hall and/or Kitchen
  • Mini Golf
  • Playground
  • Sewer Dump Station
  • Volleyball Court
  • Barrier Free Areas (Wheelchair Accessible)
  • Camping (Non-Electrical)
  • Driving Range
  • Golf Course 9 Hole Grass Greens
  • Golf Course Pro Shop
  • Hall and/or Shelter Rental
  • Pet Friendly
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Washrooms (Modern / Running Water)

Camping

There are 18 full service sites, all of which have power, water and sewer. There is also 20-15amp electric sites, and 10 non serviced sites as well as group camping. All sites can be rented for weekly or monthly rates. The tenting and non serviced sites are naturally mounded and graded, while the full hook-up sites have graveled pads for the units and a small lawn upon which to place your picnic table. All sites have picnic tables, pole barbecues or fire pits, and trashcans. Firewood is available for a fee, water taps in the campgrounds do not provide drinking water; that is available from a central tap by the concession. Toilet facilities are generally excellent, with modern facilities in the shower house and outhouses on the golf course. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times, and no reservation system is in effect.

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Golf

There is a fine, irrigated nine hole grass green golf course available for patrons. White tees are 3341 yards with a par of 36, Red tees are 2605 yards with a par of 33. It sloped for men and women and will present a challenge in its prairie setting!

  • 9 Hole Grass Greens
  • Licensed Clubhouse
  • Putting Green
  • Driving Range

Swimming

A fine outdoor swimming pool offers swimming lessons and diving equipment for park patrons. Red Cross swimming lessons are offered in July. The pool has change rooms and showers, and reasonable rates for public swims. There are also bleachers available for the parents to use while lessons are taking place.

Playground/Recreation Activities

There are two ball diamonds in the park, both with red shale infields and grass outfields. They have bleachers, tall mesh backstops on metal poles, and short mesh home run fences.

Boating and Fishing

The river flows beside the park and offers angling. There is no boat launch, but one can put boats in at the ferry, some 10 kms away. There are no docking facilities, but one can simply beach the boat beside the park as needed. All watercraft is allowed through the park gates.