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Oak Grove Park

Community Park

Open daylight hours

Location

1790 E. Social Row Rd.

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Size

102.058 Acres

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.


Features

  • Archery Range - View Rules & Regulations.
  • Baseball Diamonds (5)
  • Drinking Fountains (off November-March)
  • Fishing Pond
  • Grills at shelters
  • Multi-use Trails (paved) Download map for path mileage.
  • 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 accessible pieces.)
  • Parking Lot
  • Picnic Shelters (5)
  • Play Equipment
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Soccer fields
  • 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 within reach.

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 users.

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.


History

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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