Eston Riverside is located in a beautiful river valley along the South Saskatchewan river. It boasts an irrigated nine hole grass greens golf course, licensed clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, campsites, mini golf and a playground. A hall complete with patio and deck is available to rent for events such as weddings and family reunions.
The nearby town boasts a busy business district with services including a drug store, grocery store with liquor vendor, one motel, bed & breakfast, restaurants, gift shop, service station with a card lock, car wash, bank, credit union, dumping station, tire shop and a hardware.
The town has a RCMP detachment, and a health centre supported by a nurse practitioner and physician three days a week.
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 two municipal heritage buildings, one on Main Street and two at the local museum complex, the Prairie West Historical Centre.
Park / Area History
This park's 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.