3:45P.M. for 41 minutes
Temperature: 82° F
Eakin's mostly a community park, consisting mostly of some small grassy fields on which you could picnic and a small playground.
It also includes a walking trail through woods, which connects to a long trail that winds through the several nearby parks, including adjacent Sally Ormsby Park. That is its true value.
I arrived on a pleasantly hot day to find only a few hikers and bikers on the 8-foot-wide paved trail. I resolved to make my way a good distance, and discovered that, after about 15 minutes, the trail crosses a road and turns into a mostly gravel path running past an unused farm and a large stream while oaks tower over you. It's absolutely picturesque: you feel like you're calmly strolling along a back road in the country.
A wonderful discovery. I hope to find a place nearer by that stretch where I can pick up that trail and explore further.