With the trendy craft breweries and cafes, a richly diverse population, affordable real estate, and an exciting mix of redevelopment projects underway, it is clear to see why the City of Oakland Park was recognized as “Making a Scene” in Fort Lauderdale Magazine.
Nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, and few minute drive or easy bicycle ride from the beach, Oakland Park enjoys a prime location attractive to both visitors and businesses.
Oakland Park’s renaissance can be experienced everywhere – especially in the Downtown Culinary Arts District where one can stroll along Main Street, enjoy the Grand Plaza Fountain in Jaco Pastoris Park (named after hometown Jazz legend), and shop at “Proud to be Oakland Park” businesses.
Thousands of people are drawn to Oakland Park for a vast array of cultural & culinary events, including Oktoberfest, Taste of Oakland Park, Dancing the Streets, Youth Day, Polynesian Cultural Festival and Holiday Village which offer fun for all ages.
There’s no shortage of recreation activities in the eight-square miles of Oakland Park. Enjoy everything under the sun from walking or jogging along the NW 39th Street Greenway, catching a lunker bass in Royal Palm Park or launching a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at J. Dewey Hawkins Landing on the North Fork of the Middle River (keep an eye out for manatees!).
The Municipality Equality Index Report by the Human Rights Campaign scored Oakland Park at 99 out of 100, confirming the City as an inclusive community.
The City’s commitment to investing in a greener community is apparent with projects like the new interpretive nature trail at Royal Palm Park, a “Recycle Right” initiative, and spring & summer Tree Giveaways.
Oakland Park offers something for everyone. Visit and discover why it is “A City on the Move.”