Earl Park Community Park
Earl Park residents are host to a large clean park with plenty of amenities. Earl Park welcomes all who visit the town to enjoy this facility as well. The town of Earl Park is well known for it's pitch-in culture. The town park is the showcase of the traditional Earl Park volunteerism at it's very best.
CAMPING AND RECREATION
The park offers on-site primitive and RV parking with hookups, clean restrooms and shower facilities (seasonal) with plenty of park space for children to play. The camping areas are a home away from home to numerous return visitors, and the park has been used for national RV club conventions including the Good Sam and Airstream clubs. In addition, there is a fine softball/baseball diamond, full basketball court, and a frisbee-golf course to be constructed in the near future.
2007 Camping fees: RV $15.00 per night with water and electrical hook-up. Primitive camping is $8.00 per night. Use of the holding tank dump-station is free of charge if camping, $6.00 if not staying overnight.
If interested in having an RV club camperee, please contact the town hall for more details. Earl Park Town Hall
SHELTER HOUSES, MEETING, REUNION, WEDDING AND BANQUET FACILITES
At the hill top in the center of the park is the Cardinal Roost. This enclosed pavilion with clean restroom facilities is host to the annual Children's Halloween party, and numerous charity dinners including the famous Earl Park Hog Roast. The Roost is available for rent for wedding receptions, family reunions, banquets, and similar festivities.
2007 Cardinal Roost rental fee: Advance payment of $150.00 with a $50.00 cleaning and damage deposit. (Total of $200.00) If the building is clean, the deposit will be returned.
For more information about Cardinal Roost rental and available dates, please contact the town hall: Earl Park Town Hall
In addition to the Roost, there are two large open shelter houses for picnics and family get-togethers. For outdoor weddings, the "Blue Grass" stage and the "township Shelter" have been used on numerous occasions.
For 32 consecutive years, the summer Hershey family reunion has been an Earl Park tradition.
CHILDREN'S PLAY GROUNDS AND THINGS TO DO
The children's playground is unique to this area, and a destination for family fun. This large playground structure was constructed entirely with volunteer labor provided by the local townspeople. Engraved throughout the structure are the names of families and individuals who donated funds for this project, and memorials to loved ones who have passed, but live-on in the fond memories of residents and townsfolk. Memorials to local civic leaders, volunteers, and beloved townsfolk are engraved in the park benches, and memorial stones located throughout the park. There is also a fenced-in small children and toddler's playground near the Cardinal Roost that is sponsored and maintained by the Earl Park Lions Club.
HISTORICAL COOPERATION OF THE FALL FESTIVAL & PARK FACILITY
Since the 1972 Centennial Celebration, Earl Park hosts the Labor Day weekend Fall Festival. The Festival has become widely known for its Free Entertainment including Blue Grass music, Truck & Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Parade, Collector Car Show, Softball Tournament, Horseshoe & Wa-shoo tournaments, Pedal Tractor Pull, Mud Volleyball, flea market, and much more. There are daily charity dinners, and a large food vendor area on the SouthWest drive. The Fall Festival and it's committee members have been monumental in the development of the park facilities and are responsible for many improvements over the years. Funds generated by the yearly festival pour back into the surrounding community in numerous charity sponsorships and civic donations. Festival workers give countless hours of their time, tools, equipment, and sweat to make each festival a success. Rain or shine, these volunteers are always working to make each festival an enjoyable experience for every person who attends.