Introduction to Oakland Park, Florida
Oakland Park, Florida, in Broward county, is 3 miles N of Fort Lauderdale, Florida (center to center) and 27 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area.
Oakland Park History
Oakland Park was incorporated as the City of Floranada in 1925, four years after it came to be known as the City of Oakland Park. The city was named because of the massive oaks that lined the Middle River. It has become a prosperous community, and is home to a diverse mix of people. The Florida East Coast Railway, running parallel to the Dixie Highway, bisects the city of Oakland Park. Oakland Park shares its border with the city of Wilton Manors, and boasts of a newly built commuter rail station on the FEC rail line.
Oakland Park and Nearby Attractions
- Johns Siding Railroad Station.
- Church of Scientology Mission of Fort Lauderdale.
- East Coral Lake.
- John D Easterlin Park.
- Boulevard Shopping Center.
- Shoppes of Oakland Forest.
Things To Do In Oakland Park
Oakland Park boasts of a beautiful, pristine lake called the East Coral Lake. There are quite a few amusement parks like the Eden-Atlantic and John D Easterlin Park where both kids and adults can have a fun time. The Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest Celebration is another major attraction. There are a number of churches and shopping centers that one can visit.
Oakland Park Transportation
City residents can access Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport for their air travel needs.
Oakland Park Higher Education
Keiser College has a campus in Fort Lauderdale.