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Live Oak Park

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Founded 1939

One of the oldest city parks, Live Oak encompasses almost nine acres and, among other things, is the site of the annual Old Hometown Fair in October. One of the City's most cherished "tot lots" is located in this park, along with an older children's play area.

Six lighted tennis courts in the park are used frequently for classes, private matches and several tennis tournaments sponsored by the City. One lighted basketball court and two large lighted multipurpose fields make this park a favorite destination for community members.

Several picnic areas can accommodate from a dozen to 50 people and include two barbecues. Restrooms and drinking fountains are also available.

Several community buildings are located in this park, including the Live Oak Recreation Center which houses a tennis office and ceramics studio. Joslyn Community Center is home to a senior citizens club and is available to the general public for meetings, parties or other gatherings. The facility includes an auditorium and stage, meeting rooms, kitchen, library and dance and exercise studio. Live Oak Hall is a large room that can accommodate group meetings and exercise classes. The Scout House is a rustic meeting room used for scouting activities only.

Also located at the park is the Martin Ganz memorial and the Live Oak Park dog run.