The Oakland City Park is a spacious 40-acre park with an abundance of trees and flower garden areas maintained by the Oakland Garden Club. Picnic areas and shelter facilities are available. The park includes a refurbished tennis court with a basketball area beside it. A sand volleyball court is also featured. Children’s play areas are furnished with swings and a “children’s bridge.” Two baseball diamonds are used all summer long by groups ranging from age 5 to adult. The large baseball grandstand is also used for Burt County Fair activities.
Oakland-Craig Public School’s football field and new running track are also located in the Oakland City Park.
The Burt County Fair is held the last weekend of July or the first weekend in August each year. The Fairgrounds have been updated with major improvements to the buildings, sidewalks and arena. Four days of family fun including 4-H exhibits, open class exhibits and a variety of food and entertainment.
Summit Lake, only 10 miles east of Oakland on Highway 32, is a 535-acre State Park. Picnicking, camping, fishing and swimming areas are available, along with hiking trails. The lake is for trolling motors only.
Oakland Swimming Pool is a new outdoor pool located in the City Park with a large slide and zero-depth entry. Swimming lessons are offered annually. For pool information, call (402) 685-5374.
Oakland Golf Club and Golf Shop, (402) 685-5339, located on the west edge of town north of the City Park. A beautiful 18-hole golf course welcomes green fee players. Membership information is available at the Pro Shop.
For additional information on Oakland’s sites and recreational activities, contact Katie Onken at (402) 685-5822.