Oakford Park

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Oakford Park


Out for a walk in Oakford Park

Lisa and Rick Meyers, and children moved to Oakford Park last year. They love the quiet steet they live on, and especially being able to walk Bucklew morning and night.

HIstory and Early Settlers

First platted in 1910, Oakford Park is one of Tampa's older neighborhoods. Tampa Town, a history written by Tony Pizzo, describes the area surrounding early Tampa as wooded with oaks and tall pines. Is was a habitat for deer and bears, as well. The many cypress trees and knees attested to the swampy terrain. Frame homes sheltered the early dwellers. Many moved here from West Tampa and Ybor City and it is common to find descendents of the same families living today in Oakford Park.

Coming Home

Most 'Oakfordians' stayed put, in spite of a trend to move to suburbia in previous decades. The neighborhood population ranges from young families to retired folks. Many extended family members still live close together in Oakford. Home values are solid and young people are finding the Oakford area stable, convenient, affordable and safe. Latino restaurants as well as franchise eateries abound. Alessi Bakery and Krispy Kreme Donut Shop are a constant temptation. Barnes and Noble and Computer City are close by. Convenience to the business community is an asset as well as a challenge. Oakford is a nice place to come and visit grandparents too!

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About our association

Oakford Park Neighborhood Association

Oakford Park Neighborhood Association started meeting in March 2001. Since our first meeting we have drawn a charter, elected officers and a Board of Directors and our membership has grown to about 75 households. Dues are only $10 annually, slightly higher for business membership.

Oakford Park is the area bounded by Kennedy Boulevard to the south, Dale Mabry Highway to the east, Cypress Street to the north and MacDill Avenue on the east. This area comprises approximately 500 households and 150 businesses.

Our meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the Fellowship Hall located at 306 North Lincoln, at the corner of Lincoln and North B, two blocks north of the Channel 13 TV Studios.

The meetings begin at 6:30pm with our Neighborhood Watch group, followed at 7PM by the Association meeting. We have interesting community leaders as our speakers, and discuss concerns of the neighbors, including crime, traffic, lighting and beautification. This is not a regulatory group, but a friendly meeting for neighbors who are interested in making Oakford Park a safer, friendlier and happier place to live.

Working together, we are making this happen. We have gotten neighborhood signage, sidewalk construction, storm sewer repair, crime elements removed, trees planted and much more. By becoming aware of resources available and speaking as a neighborhood association, we believe we can improve the quality of life for residents of Oakford Park in the future.

Oakford Park Officers and Board of Directors

Kathy Echevarria, Acting President
Susan Prosser

Board of Directors:

James Clementi
Kathleen Hudson
Richard Diaz

Oakford Park Neighborhood Watch Program

Meeting Schedule 2008-2009
Dec NO meeting
Jan12 Prog.Eric Cotton,Zoning
Feb 9 Speaker TBA
March 9
April 13
May 11

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