Our 36 acre property includes the following grounds amenities:

  • 10 acre fishing lake with pathway around the lake
  • Chin-up bar and balance beam along the lake
  • Small toddler playground between the pool and pickleball courts
  • Full size playground overlooking the lake
  • Full court outdoor basketball, overlooking the lake (BYO bball!)
  • 7500 square foot shaded dog park with water spigot, chairs and picnic table, in memory of Five Oaks resident Elma Thompson (est. 2004)
  • Patio swing overlooking the lake, in memory of Five Oaks resident Ellen Gilmarten (est. 2020)
  • Miles of trail through the serene woods on the Byassee Trail, named for our resident trail maker & maintainer, Eric Byassee (est. 2020)

Elma Thompson Dog Park

The Elma Thompson Dog Park was established in 2004, in memory of our Five Oaks member, Elma Thompson. Elma wished for such a dog park for her dog, Minnie, to enjoy. Friends and neighbors put together a donation fund for the park, and the park was made a reality! In the years after its establishment, friends at Five Oaks would get together for “puppy play dates” – bringing lunch and desserts, and enjoying their pets.

Over the years, as pets passed, members planted memorial bushes in the park. One of those bushes is still there and thriving. The beautiful bush with red blooms at the entrance of the park is in loving memory of Chester. Want to plant a memorial bush for your dog? Contact the Five Oaks office to make arrangements.