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.

Click here for Oak Grove Master Plan in pdf format that can be resized for better viewing.

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 sponsoring 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 .

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