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Winter Wonderland comes to Oxford Area Recreation Authority Park

11/22/2023 12:10PM ● By Betsy Brewer Brantner

If you are looking for an old-fashioned Christmas event to take your children to, look no further than the Oxford Area Recreation Authority (OARA) Park.

Join them at their first ever "Winter Wonderland in the Park" to be held on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of fun for the entire family.

Santa will be there for pictures, along with some other surprise celebrities. Vendors will be selling various gift items, plus there will be activities, games and crafts for children. There will be hayrides and everyone can light up the park at dusk.

The park is located at 900 West Locust Street. If you haven’t visited, now is the perfect time to come and see what you have been missing.

OARA hosts numerous family activities year-round. The park includes a ball field, multi-purpose field, pavilion, a dog park, and walking trails. At 260 Oaks Road there is a beautiful picnic area and a natural playground.

The OARA Board holds fundraisers at various times during the year to raise money for the planning of recreation facilities. Currently, the OARA Board is raising money for engineering costs associated with the planning of an all-inclusive adult workout area, an amphitheater, fitness trail, and sports fields on parcel two.

If you and your children love communing with nature come visit the park.

If you would like to attend meetings and help them with future plans check out their website at or their facebook page at

If you haven’t donated to OARA yet, consider doing so. If you have questions about the park or how you or your group can volunteer, call Candace at 484-798-4478.