Oak Grove Park|
About the Park
A stand of old oak trees is the centerpiece of Oak Grove Park. The park
offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Soccer fields, including a
stadium with lighting, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, two playgrounds,
picnic shelters, a dog park, paths for walking or jogging, benches for
resting and relaxing, an archery range, a fitness trail with two types of
outdoor exercise equipment, and a pond and dock for fishing. The playgrounds
feature climbers, belt swings, and infant swings.
Oak Grove Park is home to the Centerville United Soccer Association and the
annual Mead Cup Soccer Tournament.
- Archery Range -
View Rules & Regulations. The
archery range will be closed to the public Saturday, April 18
from noon-6 p.m. for private instruction.
- Baseball Diamonds (5)
- Drinking Fountains (off November-March)
- Fishing Pond
- Grills at shelters
- Multi-use Trails (paved)
Download map for path
- Off-leash Dog Park
- Outdoor Exercise Equipment (The complete Energi™ system is
for active individuals ages 13 and up, while the LifeTrail®
system is geared toward those ages 50 and over and includes ADA
- Parking Lot
- Picnic Shelters (5)
- Play Equipment
- Portable Restrooms
- Soccer fields - View field
- Tennis Courts (3)
Why no permanent restrooms at Oak Grove Park?
Three shelters have been constructed at Oak Grove Park to house restrooms,
however, even though Montgomery County water is available at the park, the
county sanitary sewer system does not yet reach this section of the
township. It will take new development closer to the park to bring the sewer
The sanitary sewer is located approximately 2000 feet west of the park
between Nutt and Social Row Roads. It would be very costly for the Park
District to extend the sewer from its current location to the park. We
continue to track development around the park and explore available options.
A septic system was researched, but EPA requirements would force
elimination of too many athletic fields to accommodate the large number of
Connecting to sanitary sewer in Warren County has also been explored, but
their lines are generally uphill from the shelters, which would not work for
a gravity dependent system.
The Park District continues to research all the options that will
accommodate the need and still fit within the budget, but until then,
portable restrooms are available for park users.
John and Martha Sukola bought their farm in 1946 and when they were ready
to retire in 1994, they decided they would rather see their land turned into
a park instead of a housing development. They sold 101 acres to the Park
District and donated the contents of their barns to the Historical Society.
A barn dating back to around 1854 still stands in the park. An additional
acre of land along Social Row Road was added to the park in 2008.
Three of the shelters at Oak Grove Park were built with monetary
assistance from community groups - the Centerville Noon Optimist Club, the
Centerville United Soccer Association, and the Centerville Rotary Club, who
also donated their labor to the project.
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