Oak Grove Park Master Plan|
The Park District met with various interest groups, neighbors, and
government officials to assist in deciding the future of Oak Grove Park. The
102-acre park, located at the corner of Social Row and Gebhart Roads, was
acquired in 1994 to become the district's seventh community park. The master
plan shows a balance of athletic fields and courts, playgrounds, shelters,
natural area, pond, parking, and a hike/bike trail.
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Phase I construction of Oak Grove Park included two soccer fields and
parking in the northern section of the park off Social Row Road.
Phase II construction took place in 2004. A federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund grant provided reimbursement of $200,000 toward this
phase. A pond was constructed in the northeast corner of the park to provide
recreation opportunities, a source for athletic field irrigation, and
required stormwater detention. Grading of the frontage along Social Row Road
and completion of the established soccer field area resulted in the addition
of five more soccer fields.
Phase III development was nearly completed in 2005. Included in this
phase was the grading and seeding of the remainder of the park. A new
maintenance building was also constructed in the spring of 2005. The
installation of the playground in the northern section of the park was
completed in the spring of 2006.
Phase IV development began in 2006. Projects in phase IV included the
main access drive, tennis courts, landscape plantings, parking lots, walking
paths, benches, electrical connections, irrigation, and water main.
Phase V construction commenced in 2007. Five new
picnic shelters were built thanks in part to donations from the Centerville
Rotary Club, Centerville Noon Optimist Club, and Centerville United Soccer
Association. Walking paths were paved in the central soccer and dog park
areas. Lighting and grandstand seating was completed in the central soccer
area in time for league use during the fall season. The dog park fencing was
installed in June and the facility opened for use.
Phase VI development took place in 2008. Construction completed included
two baseball diamonds and additional parking along Gebhart Road.
Phase VII development in 2009 included the construction of the baseball
building and an additional three baseball diamonds along with the
installation of water fountains in the dog park.
Phase VIII construction in 2010 included the hardscape, paths,
light pole bases, and step seating in the baseball complex; the parking lot
west of the baseball diamonds; parking lot lighting; and drinking fountains.
Phase IX development in 2011 included the lighting for the baseball
diamond complex and additional paved paths.
Phase X construction in 2012 included an archery range in the
woods in the southwest corner of the park and additional paved paths.
Oak Grove Park has become a great community gathering place, with a
variety of activity areas to provide many
different opportunities throughout the 102 acres. You still have a chance to
become a part of this exciting community gem by
a project in the park. If you are interested in pursuing
sponsorships at any CWPD parks or would like a Park District representative
to speak to your group about sponsorship opportunities, please contact
Carol Kennard at (937) 433-5155 or email