Location Layers: Parks

Francine’s Garden

Francine’s Garden is a small unique treasure hidden in the hills of Centennial Park at Houk Stream and was named in honor and memory of Francine van der Hoeven in 2009.  This once hidden garden was created, restored and nurtured by Francine and her family when they lived on Park Road.  She had a life-long … Continued

Orchardly Park

Orchardly Park is located in the southeast section of the city.  The park includes a playground for small children, an interactive splash pad, a full basketball court, two tennis courts and pickleball courts. The shelter house can be reserved for groups; restrooms are available on site. Orchardly Park is located in the block between Wonderly … Continued

Loy Gardens

Loy Gardens is a great spots for taking a walk through the woods any time of year. Wildflowers and mature trees abound, creating a wonderful bird sanctuary. Located off Ridgeway, Park Road, and Forrer Road on the west side of Oakwood.

Houk Stream

Houk Stream is a great spots for taking a walk through the woods any time of year. Wildflowers and mature trees abound, creating a wonderful bird sanctuary. Located off Ridgeway, Park Road, and Forrer Road on the west side of Oakwood.

Fairridge Park

Fairridge Park is located at the city’s water tower and stretches between Fairmont Avenue and Ridgeway Road. The park consists of play apparatus, swings, a large sand box, benches and picnic tables.

Cook Park

Cook Park is the newest “pocket park.” named for former Oakwood Mayor Judy Cook.  Cook Park is situated on land first deeded to the city in 1912 by the estate of Adam Schantz, Sr. Schantz, a German immigrant, who founded the Schantz Park neighborhood of Oakwood, stipulated that the land “be used forever for public … Continued

Creager Field Dog Park

Oakwood is a pet friendly city and it offers a quaint dog park at Creager Field located at the northeast corner of town, near the intersection of Shafor Boulevard and Irving Avenue.  The Creager Field Dog Park is open from dawn until dusk year round.  There is a small dog area and a large dog … Continued

Hollinger Tennis Courts

The City of Oakwood Hollinger Tennis Center, located at 201 Shafor Boulevard. This facility offers quality tennis for the whole family on seven clay courts which have been regarded as the best in the region. The 2019 membership season runs from April 15th through October 15th. Benefits of the membership include seven clay courts; seven … Continued

Old River Sports Complex

Old River Sports Complex is open during the year for a variety of sports and community activities and is home to Lane Stadium.  The Department of Leisure Services utilizes the complex for recreational sports and special events.  Oakwood City Schools use Old River Sports Complex during spring time, starting in April for lacrosse practices/games. The … Continued

Shafor Park & Tennis Courts

Shafor Park is Oakwood’s largest recreation complex, includes 3.3 acres of playground, a small ball-field, a half basketball court, six tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. A special feature of Shafor Park includes a ground-level fountain where kids can play on hot summer days. The shelter house can be reserved for family or group picnics. … Continued

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