City Plants First 100 Orchid Plants at Stunson Nature Trail

The City of Oakland Park has partnered with several organizations to plant an array of native orchid seedlings along the Stunson Nature Trail adjacent to Royal Palm Park.

Oakland Park’s "Parade of Orchids" is part of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s “The Million Orchid Project” to reintroduce millions of native orchids to South Florida’s urban landscapes. South Florida’s native orchids currently exist in such small numbers that they have little hope of recovering without programs such as this.

The public can participate by adopting one or more orchids in the name of a person or organization they wish to recognize. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the Parade of Orchids here or call the Parks and Leisure Services Department at  954-630-4500 for more information, including volunteer opportunities. In addition to the photo below, view more photos from the ceremonial orchid planting at:
4th of July Holiday Weekend Reminder
Fireworks Prohibited in Oakland Park

Oakland Park City Code Sec. 6-65. - Article III Fireworks : Storage, sale and use of fireworks is prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode any fireworks.

More than ever during this coronavirus pandemic, we wish everyone a safe and healthy 4th of July Holiday weekend.

With the record number of new coronavirus cases across Florida, Oakland Parks residents and businesses are reminded to continue to comply with Broward County Emergency Orders for facial coverings, social distancing, sanitization, and other requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please remain vigilant and  follow CDC guidelines  – especially over the Holiday weekend:
  • Wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and others
  • Maintain six feet of social distancing when in public
Mosquito season is expected to be very busy again this year. With the arrival of summer rains, please be sure to remove all standing water and containers that can hold water whenever possible. Eliminating mosquito breeding habitats can go a long way to reduce the mosquito population.

Broward County Mosquito Control  conducts aerial and ground spraying that target neighborhoods where high populations of the insects have been reported.

If you have a mosquito problem and need spraying, click here or call Broward County Mosquito Control at  954-765-4062 . Remember, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus bites all day long, not just dawn to dusk.
​View two-page reminder of important guidelines for sanitation, trash disposal, recycling, water conservation and monthly bulk trash collection.

Refer to the easy-to-use interactive Bulk Trash Collection Map which includes garbage and recycling information and guidelines, as well as hazardous waste reminders.

Bulk Trash Collection Begins Monday, July 6 in Zone 1:
All bulk trash items are to be placed by the curb for collection no earlier than the Saturday prior to your scheduled collection week. Review Bulk Trash Guidelines here .
City Working with Vendors to Reduce Budgeted Expenses

Oakland Park is facing immense financial challenges and is working with all of our vendors to reduce expenses. Many of Oakland Park’s vendors have pledged to reduce the cost of their services by 20 percent and the City appreciates their show of support!

The City Administration appreciates the consideration of the following firms who are showing their support to our community during this time of financial hardship:

The response of the above firms to this request during this Coronavirus pandemic is to be commended !
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America’s got a Birthday this weekend! As our family and friends celebrate on Independence Day, we know just how to make the celebration even bigger! Set your timer for 9 p.m. on Saturday and join #HQTrivia and #2020Census for the first ever Census-themed trivia game. 

In a little more than 10 minutes you can win real cash prizes for free. And in less than 10 minutes you can shape your future by visiting www.2020census and completing the Census.

Visit mobile app HQ Trivia on Saturday, July 4 at p.m. for your chance to win $5,000! And, to help your community win for the next 10 years, complete your Census.  It’s Safe, It’s Easy and It’s Important !

HQ Trivia  app can be downloaded via Android and Apple mobile devices.
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