In 1934, during perhaps the most disparaging time in American history, the town of Eleanor (initially called Red House Farms), became one of three Subsistence Homesteads built in West Virginia under the Roosevelt Administration. A total of 150 families selected for the Town of Eleanor were offered a challenge and a chance for new life.
The Eleanor Park is located on 200 acres of land that is owned and operated by the Town of Eleanor. The park has 4 shelters for rent, 2 ball fields used by the area teams, basketball court, one room school and a swimming pool. The Putnam County Fair grounds is also located in the park.
While visiting Eleanor for JeepFest, we hope you will take time to take advantage of some of the other features and amenities of our community parks.
Disc golf – Disc golf is played like traditional golf. Instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a flying disc, or Frisbee. The sport, which was first played in the early 1970’s, shares with traditional golf the goal of completing a hole in the fewest number of strokes- or throws! Disc golfers begin play by throwing a disc toward an elevated target, often called a disc basket. As a player progresses through the hole, he or she must throw each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw landed. Trees, shrubs, and terrain changes provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. At the finish of the hole, the “putt” lands in the elevated target and the hole is complete.
Walking trails –
Mountain bike trails –
Archery targets – Need details here about the archery targets, actual park picture, etc.
Pool – During the summer months, our public pool offers a relaxing place to bring the family for a day of swimming. Note: The pool does not open until Memorial Day weekend. So it will not be open during the event.
Lett One Room School – Lett School, so named for the Lett Family who lived in the area served by the school, was built on Heizer Creek near Poca in the summer of 1936. The school was moved to the County Park in 1976 where it now stands on it’s original foundation of cut sandstone rocks. The school has been renovated and restored as much as possible to it’s original condition. Opening and Dedication Ceremonies were held for the school June 22, 1980.
Less than 30 miles from the West Virginia state capitol, Charleston you will also have easy access to some of the best attractions, nightlife, dining, and more the region has to offer.
Charleston, WV – From food and art, to recreation and music, there’s always something interesting to do in Charleston, West Virginia. The beat goes on: Live on the Levee, the Brown Bag Concerts, and Multi-Fest rock Charleston this summer with free concerts, and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra provides a patriotic soundtrack to Independence Day fireworks. For more information about things to do in the Charleston area, visit the Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
World class whitewater rafting – A number of licensed outfitters offer guided trips on the New and Gauley Rivers. Trained guides, equipment, instruction, transportation to and from the river, and meals are provided. Trips vary in length from several hours to several days, and offer different degrees of difficulty — from peaceful float and fishing trips to crashing whitewater excitement.
The New River has trips available almost year-round, with the season running from April through October. Ranging from mild pools and riffles on the upper parts to big whitewater rapids in the lower section, the New offers something for everyone.
The Gauley River is more for the whitewater enthusiast, with a number of steep and technical rapids. The main season is early-September through mid-October, though trips are sometimes available at other times of the year.