The City of Oakland Park was incorporated in 1929 and has come a long way. Named after the many Oak trees along the banks of the Middle River, Oakland Park has an area of 6.88 square miles and a population of over 42,000.
“The City On The Move”, Oakland Park is undergoing revitalization and redevelopment. By 2008, the City strives to be recognized as a friendly “small town” with safe and attractive neighborhoods, outstanding parks and recreation programs with the social, cultural and business opportunities of a big city. The community is comprised of single family homes, apartments and condominiums, and the residents enjoy the local tennis courts, athletic center, parks and nearby beaches.