Oak Grove Park

Community Park / 102.058 acres

Hours

The park is open during daylight hours.

Location

1790 E. Social Row Rd.
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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
Baseball diamonds (5)
Batting cages (2) (March-November)
Drinking fountains (off November-March)
Fishing pond
Grills at shelters
Multi-use trails (paved) (Download map (PDF) 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 - view field map (PDF)
Tennis courts (3)

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.