Although the park's nickname is Daniel Park, the park's official name is "Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Park." The park includes the Dayton city pool, baseball/softball fields, playground equipment, covered pavilion, picnic tables, walking/jogging trail, and restrooms.
The park is named for William Partlow Daniel (November 20, 1915 – June 20, 2006) and his wife Vera. Gov. Daniel was the fifth appointed Governor of Guam, serving from 1961 to 1963 and Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives. Born in Dayton, he spent the majority of his life working as a lawyer in Liberty County, Texas.