Get to know your neighbors and make a difference in Oakland Park!
The City is partnering with neighborhoods in our community to organize volunteer projects to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. Sign up to participate in a project that will make a positive impact in your neighborhood. See a list of projects below.
As the name implies, National Good Neighbor Day has been held around the country, dating back to the 1970s, as an opportunity to get to know one’s neighbors as well as make a positive impact in the community.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4601: “…For most of us, this sense of community is nurtured and expressed in our neighborhoods where we give each other an opportunity to share and feel part of a larger family…I call upon the people of the United States and interested groups and organizations to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Oakland Park neighborhoods are encouraged to organize additional community and individual-level projects, such as sprucing up a neighbor’s property, removing invasive plants, hosting a food drive, and more.
In 2022, 75 volunteers turned out to help with projects throughout the City. Students from Rickards Middle School and residents from Harlem McBride, Lakeside, Montage by the Lake, Prospect Gardens, Summer Lake, and other neighborhoods participated in several different cleanup and beautification projects throughout Oakland Park.
For more information or questions about organizing your neighborhood project, please contact Steven Mattair at 954-630-4494 or email@example.com.