Oakland Park City Commissioners and City staff were featured front and center with a color photo in the local news section of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The event kicked off the Comprehensive Facilities Program. View photo...
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Featuring Costume Contests and
Live Concert Performance
Friday, October 25 at Jaco Pastorius Park
Join all the ghosts and goblins for a not-so-scary evening of fun and family entertainment at Oakland Park’s annual “Halloween Bash” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, October 25 at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway.
This free Halloween Bash event includes costume contests, a live concert by the award-winning classic rock & blues performer Joel DaSilva, face painting, food trucks and an interactive stage show with music, dancing and games. The Halloween costume contest has categories for children of all ages.
A popular feature of Halloween Bash is “Trunk or Treat” showcasing some of the most creative and spookiest decorated cars and trucks around. Families, businesses and neighborhood associations can display their Halloween-theme decorated vehicles and offer packaged treats/healthy snacks to the children – from the trunk of a car or the tailgate of a truck. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated vehicles.
To register a decorated vehicle or other Halloween Bash information, please call the City’s Parks and Leisure Services/Special Events office at 954-630-4507.
'Oakland Park: Building for Our 2nd Century' City Commences its Comprehensive Facilities Program With Demolition Ceremony
“Oakland Park: Building for Our 2nd Century” officially commenced with the demolition of the City’s former wastewater treatment plant at 5100 NE 12th Terrace on October 3, 2019.
The photo above by Susan Stocker ran on the front page of the local news section of the South Florida-Sun Sentinel. Photographer from left to right: City Manager David Hebert, Commissioner Michael E. Carn, Commissioner Jane F. Bolin, Vice Mayor Matthew Sparks, Commissioner Tim Lonergan, Fire-Rescue Chief Stephen Krivjanik, Parks and Leisure Services Chris Casale, and Library and Cultural Services Heidi Burnett..
The demolition of the former wastewater treatment plant is the first part of building the City’s new Public Works complex at that location. This new complex will be home to Oakland Park’s Public Works Department and the City’s new Emergency Operations Center.
The City plans to relocate the Public Works Divisions currently operating next to the central park/Collins area to the new location. This will open up that property, in the heart of our City, to be re-imagined and master planned into 20 acres of parks, leisure, athletic, recreation, and cultural amenities that serve all ages of the City’s diverse population.
Oakland Park is engaged in a citywide effort to improve and modernize city facilities. After a review and assessment of the condition of facilities in 2017-2018, the City Commission approved a ballot referendum for a general obligation bond. The $40 million general obligation bond was approved by nearly 70 percent of the voters in November 2018.
Bond proceeds are not part of the Public Works project, which will be funded through the City's utility fund. The City is aggressively seeking grant funding for all projects and has already been successful in obtaining grant funding for Fire Station 87 hardening, North Andrews Gardens Community Center exterior improvements, Wimberly Field energy efficient lighting improvements, and a splash pad at the central park/Collins area.
The City has held multiple community meetings this year to provide updates and solicit input from the public and will continue to provide these opportunities for transparency and dialogue as we move forward. The next community meeting will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 30th at Collins Community Center.
The City projects the 10-year program, “Oakland Park: Building for Our 2nd Century,” will be completed in time to coincide with Oakland Park’s Centennial Celebration in 2029.