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Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 9, 2021

Meet the Easter Bunny on March 30th!

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You are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th, at Royal Palm Park

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Take the County Resilience Survey

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Broward County wants to hear about your climate change experiences as they develop a countywide resilience plan. Please take a few minutes to share your input.

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Sign Up for the Waterway Cleanup

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Register today for Broward County's 47th Annual Waterway Cleanup on March 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Drainage Improvements to Begin on NE 6th Avenue

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In the last 15 years, Oakland Park has invested more than $60 million into stormwater improvements, including the $11 million LERIX pump station on the Sleepy River, which moves water out of the Lloyd Estates neighborhood and into the C-13 canal.

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Traffic Advisory - FDOT Improvements on US1

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FDOT is making improvements on US 1/Federal Highway from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 33rd Court. Lane closures will be in effect. Get details.

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Building Our Second Century - Fire Station 9

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Several exciting projects continue to take shape in Oakland Park. As the City gears up for its centennial in 2029, it continues to work diligently on new facilities and amenities to enhance the safety and well-being of our community. 

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

The Spirit of Oakland Park Shines Bright in 2024

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Community spirit got off to a great start for 2024 with a neighborhood cleanup and food delivery in Oakland Park. 

About two dozen volunteers met at Farm Share Saturday morning to pack and deliver critical food supplies to help about 100 homebound...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Building Our Second Century - Public Works

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The City of Oakland Park continues building our second century to create a variety of new facilities and amenities for the centennial in 2029. Progress continues on the new Public Works complex at 5100 NE 12th Terrace, which broke ground last Spring. This...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Building Our Second Century – Fire Station 87

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By now, you’ve probably heard about some exciting projects in Oakland Park, including the Sky Building and the new Public Works Complex. As the City gears up for its centennial in 2029, it continues to work diligently on its facilities and amenities to en...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

New Monument Signs Bring a Warm Welcome to Oakland Park Neighborhoods

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Oakland Park continues to invest in improvements to our City as we look ahead to our centennial in 2029 and build for our second century. The City recently installed seven new monument signs as part of the strategic priority to enhance Oakland Park&rs...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

City Opens New Wag Dog Park

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Hold on to your leashes because the moment we've been waiting for has arrived – Wag Dog Park is officially OPEN for playtime and furry adventures! Nestled beside the Richard E. Giusti Heart Par Cours at 600 NE 38th Street, this canine p...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Thank You to Our Generous Holiday Village Donors

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 We want to thank the amazing donors who participated in the 2023 Holiday Village Christmas Tree Decorating Competition! 

Thanks to their generous donations, the City was able to partner with Light of the World Clinic to give 15 magical, ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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Congratulations to the City's Finance Department, which earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its 2022 annual comprehensive financial ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Oakland Park Honors Local Government Academy Graduates

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Twelve Oakland Park residents are the latest graduates of the City’s Local Government Academy (LGA). The LGA is a free, ten-week program that teaches participants about City operations. 

Members of the LGA got an in-depth look into different City ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Oakland Park Celebrates 25 Years as a Wildlife Habitat

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Did you know there are 184 National Wildlife Federation Habitats in Oakland Park? 

Certified as a National Wildlife Federation Community since 1998, Oakland Park was just re-certified for its 25th year! This year, six new properties, including thr...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

City Honors 2023 Volunteers

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The City of Oakland Park was honored to celebrate our Volunteer Corps and their significant contributions to making Oakland Park a better place to live, work, and play as we build our second century! About 150 volunteers contributed over 7,000 service hou...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Oakland Park Celebrates Topping Off of Sky Building

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Oakland Park celebrated a significant milestone last week with the topping-off of the Sky Building. Dozens gathered at the future home of Oakland Park's City Hall to commemorate construction reaching the top floor of the building and recognize everyone wh...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

Oakland Park Maintains Perfect Score on LGBTQ+ Equality Index

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The City of Oakland Park was proud to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index for the third consecutive year. 

The score reflects the City's inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community into programs, services,...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

New Sidewalks to Enhance Safety Along Route to School

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The City of Oakland Park continues building for our second century to create a variety of new facilities and amenities for the centennial in 2029. 

Coming soon, look for new sidewalks near Lloyd Estates Elementary School. Did you know that most st...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Oakland Park Hosts Promotional Ceremony for Fire Rescue Department

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The City of Oakland Park was proud to host a Promotional Ceremony Tuesday to promote seven firefighters and welcome four new firefighters into its Fire Rescue Department. The names of those promoted and joining the department can be found below. Firefight...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

New Drainage Improvements Coming Soon to NE 6th Avenue

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In the last 15 years, Oakland Park has invested more than $60 million into stormwater improvements, including the $11 million LERIX pump station on the Sleepy River, which moves water out of the Lloyd Estates neighborhood and into the C-13 canal.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Oakland Park Welcomes Mayor Rosenwald and Vice Mayor Lonergan

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City of Oakland Park Mayor Mitch Rosenwald, Vice Mayor Tim Lonergan, and Commissioner Aisha Gordon took the Oath of Office on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, during a swearing-in ceremony on the steps of City Hall. The three elected officials will serve on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Homeowners Recognized with POP Star Beautification Award

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Congratulations to Ms. Lisette Simon and Ms. Jody Pearson, whose residence on NE 15th Avenue won a POP (Proud Oakland Park) Star Award!

The City Commission presented Simon and Pearson with the POP Star Award at the Nov. 1st Commission Meeting for ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Building Our Second Century – Public Works Complex

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The City of Oakland Park continues building our second century to create a variety of new facilities and amenities for the centennial in 2029. 

Progress continues on the new Public Works complex at 5100 NE 12th Terrace. The walls of the warehouse,...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Mommy & Me Circle Time at the Library

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Enjoy a fun morning at Mommy and Me Circle Time, on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library. Dads are welcome, too! Enjoy free refreshments.

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Building Our Second Century – Fire Station 9

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There are several exciting projects taking shape in Oakland Park. As the City gears up for its centennial in 2029, it continues to work diligently on new facilities and amenities to enhance the safety and well-being of our community. We are excited to sha...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Oakland Park Opens North Andrews Gardens Community Center

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The City of Oakland Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, October 20th, 2023, for the North Andrews Gardens Community Center. The $6 million project at 250 NE 56th Court includes a new community center with multi-purpose rooms, outdoor covered se...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

New Street Paving in Progress

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Residents - be on the lookout for newly paved roads in Oakland Park! Earlier this year, the City Commission approved plans to repave close to eight miles of streets with the assistance of $2.8 million in transportation surtax funding. The paving project k...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Commission Adopts 9th Millage Rate Reduction in 10 Years

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Great news for property owners! The City Commission on Wednesday adopted the 2024 fiscal year budget, which includes a decrease in Oakland Park’s millage rate from 5.8550 to 5.8362 mills. This is the City’s lowest millage rate in thirteen years and the ni...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Oakland Park Unites for Successful Good Neighbor Day

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The City of Oakland Park's second National Good Neighbor Day, held Saturday, September 16th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., was a tremendous success! The City would like to thank everyone who served the community. 

Eighty-five volunteers participated thro...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Oakland Park Receives Distinguished Budget Award

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For the 19th consecutive year, the City of Oakland Park has been honored by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City’s fiscal year 2023 budget.

According to GFOA, the award represents ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Final Renderings Filed for Horizon Project

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The Horizon of Oakland Park is an exciting mixed-use project coming to the current site of City Hall. With high-quality residential units, commercial space, a park, public parking, and a potential train stop, the project will generate economic activity to...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Request a Ballot by Mail

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Vote-by-Mail refers to voting a ballot received by mail instead of going to the polls during early voting or election day. Any registered voter can vote by mail.

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

City Coordinates Major Supply Distribution Effort to Local Organizations

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The City of Oakland Park, Farm Share, and HandsOn Broward teamed up for an extraordinary supply distribution effort that provided thousands of critical supplies to vulnerable residents. Truckloads of items were donated to the Farm Share food bank in Oakla...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Coming Soon: Freshly-Paved Streets Near You

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Starting in September, residents can be on the lookout for newly paved roads in Oakland Park. Earlier this year, the City Commission approved plans to repave close to eight miles of streets, with the assistance of $2.8 million in transportation surtax fun...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Oakland Park Offers New Emergency Alert Options

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Did you know you can stay informed in an emergency with official updates from the City? Oakland Park uses CodeRED to send voice messages, emails, or texts during emergencies, severe weather, precautionary boil water notice, or other important events.&...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Oakland Park Brings Home Two Awards from Florida League of Cities Conference

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The City of Oakland Park received two awards from the Florida League of Mayors (FLM), including the Mayor’s Municipal Innovation Award for the Senior Food Delivery Program and the City Catalyst Grant Program award for the Little Free Libraries i...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Little Free Libraries Arriving in Oakland Park

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Little Free Libraries Coming to Oakland Park Thanks to Library and City Catalyst Grant 

The City’s Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library has been awarded a $2,375 grant from the City Catalyst Grant Program, a joint venture of The Florida ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Wag Dog Park and Other Improvements Underway at Giusti Park

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A new dog park and other improvements are coming to Richard E. Giusti Heart Par Cours (park), located at 600 NE 38th Street. The upgrades are part of an ongoing effort to provide quality amenities to residents throughout the community as the city prepares...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

City of Oakland Park Awarded More than $3.5 Million for Flood Mitigation

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Since 2015, the City has secured over $53.5 million in grant funding for various projects to strengthen infrastructure and enhance the quality of life in Oakland Park. The most recent grant award includes $2.38 million for flood mitigation at Lake Emerald...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

City Manager Recommends Millage Rate Reduction

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Great news for property owners! City Staff are recommending yet another decrease in Oakland Park’s property tax rate. The proposed fiscal year 2024 budget released in the agenda for the City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023, incl...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

City Recognizes Beautification Project with POP Star Award

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Congratulations to Sprouts Farmers Market at 700 East Oakland Park Boulevard for winning a POP (Proud Oakland Park) Star Award! 

The City Commission presented Sprouts District Manager Jared Hornyak and Store Manager Kevin Waller (pictured...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Happy 94th Birthday Oakland Park!

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Oakland Park turned 94th on Saturday, July 1st! The City Commission gathered with members of the community in late June to celebrate this major milestone. 

After the Florida real estate boom and bust of the 1920s, the City was incorporated on July...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

City Wins Florida League of Mayors Award

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Oakland Park continues to receive recognition for its innovative ideas! The Florida League of Mayors announced recently that Oakland Park had won the Mayors Municipal Innovation Award for its senior food delivery program. Oakland Park earned the award in ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Oakland Park Honors Young Illustrators

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The Ethel M. Gordon, Oakland Park Library, recently hosted its 47th Annual Illustrate-a-Book Contest Award Ceremony. Students from elementary schools in Oakland Park submitted their original creations inspired by their favorite books. Award recipients wer...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Oakland Park Renews Commitment to Climate Action Pledge

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On Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, the City Commission voted to renew its commitment to support strategic climate adaptation and mitigation efforts by adopting the Southeast Florida Climate Action Pledge from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compa...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

City Secures Grant Funding to Improve Fire Rescue Station 20

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The City of Oakland Park was awarded a grant of more than $1,085,000 to harden Fire Station 20, located at 4721 NW 9th Avenue. The funding is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is administered by the Flor...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Fire Rescue Competes in National Rescue Challenge

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The City of Oakland Park’s Fire Rescue Extrication Team, “Team Carnage,” competed in the North American Vehicle Rescue Association (NAVRA) National Rescue Challenge. The team placed fifth in the Palm Beach State College Invit...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

City Volunteer and Kiwanis Team up for Kindness Rocks

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Oakland Park Elementary School recently received an extra dose of TLC, kindness, and positivity thanks to the City’s Volunteer Corps, the Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park and community advocates, who teamed up to revitalize the school’s entrance area with the...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

New Dog Park Coming to Town

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Exciting news for dog owners! The City is creating a new dog park where you will be able to let your pets run free. 

The City Commission on Wednesday approved plans to purchase equipment for a new dog park at Richard E. Giusti Heart Par Cours at 6...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Oakland Park Celebrates Public Waterfront Promenade at BLYS

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Introducing the new waterfront promenade at BLYS on NE 6th Avenue. Ram Realty Advisors turned the former Kmart site into a 12-acre, mixed-use development with open space and a winding public promenade that stretches from the north fork of the Middle River...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

City Receives Grant for Royal Palm Park Trail

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The City of Oakland Park received a federal grant for $400,000 for improvements to the Royal Palm Park Trail located at 1701 NW 38th Street. Improvements will include the expansion of the existing trail’s width to eight feet, repair and resurfac...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Prospect Road Named Best Complete Streets Project in Tri-County Area

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The City of Oakland Park received the 2023 People’s Choice Award for the Best Complete Streets Project in the tri-county area for the Prospect Road Complete Streets Project at the 10th Annual Safe Streets Summit. The project was chosen ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

City Breaks Ground on New Public Works Complex

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The City of Oakland Park held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 23rd for a new Public Works Complex at 5100 NE 12th Terrace. This brand-new facility will include Public Works Operations and Administration and a new Emergency Operations Center. 

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Urban Farming Institute and Founder Jon Albee on Mission to Inspire Growth in Our Backyard

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Adjacent to Jaco Pastorius Park on Dixie Highway is one of Oakland Park’s hidden gems, the Urban Farming Institute (UFI). UFI is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, urban farm, resource center, and community garden. UFI is open to everyone intereste...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

New Monthly Food Distribution Program Offers a Helping Hand to Homebound Seniors

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Some of Oakland Park’s most vulnerable residents are getting vital assistance thanks to a nutritious monthly food delivery program coordinated by the City through Hands On Broward and Farm Share. The City Commission recently approved the program...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Community Vision for Downtown is Taking Shape

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Progress continues on the transformative Sky Building project that is jumpstarting the revitalization of Downtown Oakland Park. The City has completed the sale of the vacant lots on Park Lane and Dixie Highway, which will allow construction on the Sky Bui...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Report a Concern with Tell OP

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Access customer service from anywhere, anytime with Tell OP. See a street light out? Clogged storm drain? Let us know so we can address it. Use Tell OP to pay a utility bill, find events and more!

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

City Helps Residents Collect Thousands in Tax Refunds

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Oakland Park Helps Residents Collect More Than $140,000 in Tax Refunds  

Now that tax season is here, the City of Oakland Park is partnering with Hispanic Unity of Florida on a free Internal Revenue Service (IRS) program called VITA (Volunteer Inc...

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Posted on: February 12, 2023

Fire Station 87 to Get Major Overhaul

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Oakland Park is working hard to enhance the community and build for its second century. The City continues to invest in significant renovations and new construction to improve its facilities and become a more resilient and sustainable community. On the he...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Oakland Park to Repave Nearly Half of City-Owned Roadways

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Nine miles of roadways in Oakland Park will be improved this year thanks to $2.8 million in surtax funding. Voters of Broward County approved the “Penny for Transportation” one-cent surtax in 2018 to fund a 30-year Mobility Advancement Program (MAP Browar...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Fresh Start for Land Earns Over $600k in Tax Credits

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Oakland Park aggressively pursues funding opportunities to supplement its annual operating budget. Since 2021 Oakland Park has earned over $630,000 in tax credits for improving city-owned land.

As Oakland Park planned for its future, it designated two city...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

See what's coming up in Oakland Park

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The City hosts dozens of free, fun, family-friendly events throughout the year and you're invited! Find out how much fun it is to live LOAKL in Oakland Park!

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