Oakland Park: Building for Our 2nd Century
Ceremonial Demolition Featured in Sun-Sentinel

Oakland Park: Building for Our 2 nd Century ” officially commenced with the demolition of the City’s former wastewater treatment plant at 5100 NE 12 th Terrace on October 3 rd .

The City projects the 10-year program, “Oakland Park: Building for our Our 2 nd Century,” will be completed in time to coincide with Oakland Park’s Centennial Celebration in 2029.

The demolition of the former wastewater treatment plant is the first step in building the City’s new Public Works complex and emergency operations center at the 5100 NE 12th Terrace location off Commercial Boulevard.

The new complex will help consolidate all of Oakland Park’s Public Works Divisions into a single location. This allows the City to relocate its Public Works divisions currently operating adjacent to the central park/Collins area off NE 38 th Street/Park Lane East between NW Third & NW Fifth Avenue.

The nearly 20-acre central park area is proposed as a potential home to Oakland Park’s new Library, a new, larger community center to replace Collins Community Center, a cool splash pad, and other parks, leisure, athletic, recreation, and cultural amenities that serve all ages of our city’s diverse population.

The next community meeting for the City’s Comprehensive Facilities Plan will be held Wednesday, October 30 th at Collins Community Center at 6 p.m.  This meeting will provide an opportunity for the community to provide critical input on the City Park Master Plan and Facilities Design Guidelines.
Pet Adoption Event This Saturday at Library
County to Waive Pet Adoption Fee at Event

The Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library and Broward County Animal Care & Adoption will host a Pet Adoption event this Saturday, October 12th , from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37th Street.

Broward County Animal Care & Adoption will waive its standard pet adoption fee at this event. The organization is raising awareness for "Adopt a Shelter Pet Month" in October.

To learn more , please call the Library at 954-630-4370 .
Bicycle Rodeo Tuesday, October 15
Hosted by BSO at Collins Community Center
BSO’s “ Bicycle Rodeo ” takes place Tuesday, October 15 at Collins Community Center (3900 NE Third Avenue) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Always popular with youngsters and families, this event features free bicycle helmets and a bike rodeo for children, as well as free school supplies and entertainment.
There will be ample opportunities for interaction and photos with emergency response teams, including the BSO/Oakland Park District bloodhound, marine vehicles, and Oakland Park Fire Rescue apparatus.
BSO/Oakland Park District Chief Al Hubrig recognizes the Bicycle Rodeo sponsors for their support, including Sal’s Towing, RBX (Recycle Bicycle Exchange), Oakland Park Kiwanis and the City’s Parks and Leisure Services Department.
“We have developed this event to ensure the safety of our children by providing instruction and equipment to allow them to safely ride bicycles in our beautiful City,” says Chief Hubrig. “Our sponsors continue to participate by donating school supplies and refreshments.”

To l earn more , please call the BSO/Oakland Park District at 954-202-3131 .
Plastic Straw Ordinance Update

The City Commission passed an Ordinance on first reading prohibiting the sale or distribution of plastic straws by a 4-1 vote at the October 2, 2019 City Commission meeting.

The final reading of the Plastic Straw Ordinance will include a Public Hearing scheduled for the October 16, 2019, City Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. View the agenda item and backup to learn more .

View the complete October 16, 2019 City Commission Agenda and the October 16, 2019 CRA Agenda .
Halloween Bash with 'Trunk or Treat'
Featuring Costume Contests & Live Concert
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.

The Fall-Winter issue of Oakland Park LIVE magazine has been printed and mailed to residents. View this new issue here .