Welcome to the City of Oakland, Missouri's website.

Oakland is an architectural gem, with many diverse and beautiful historic homes. A completely accessible pedestrian bridge was recently installed in Minturn Park with Community Development Block Grant funding. Oakland's parks provide green space and places to gather year round. The Annual Oakland City Picnic features great music from talented local musicians. New butterfly garden, pavilion, sculpture and walking paths ready to enjoy in Minturn Park! Oakland Celebrates 100 Years


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ORD 904 Public Hearing

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7PM at the Oakland/Glendale Courtroom, 424 North Sappington Rd, Glendale MO 63122 the Oakland Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing to allow citizen comments to be heard regarding a potential zoning code amendment: ORDINANCE 904 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OAKLAND, MISSOURI, REGARDING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE CITY OF OAKLAND, MISSOURI SHARING A COMMON BORDER WITH THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MISSOURI

Citizens are invited to submit written comments or appear in person at the Public Hearing to comment upon the proposed subject matter. Any individual wishing to attend the meeting who has special needs (e.g. hearing impaired or other disability) that must be accommodated, please contact the City Administrator/Clerk at 314-416-0026. Copies of relevant materials will be accessible for examination by interested persons by calling the City Clerk

Oakland, arguably one of St. Louis County’s best-kept secrets, is a small fourth class city of approximately 1550 residents. Its 7.5 miles of tree-lined streets are nestled between Webster Groves to its east, Crestwood to its south, Kirkwood to its west, and Glendale to its north.

Oakland is a community of great architectural diversity. Not only will you find homes designed by such modern day architects as Harris Armstrong, Robert Schutt and Paul Marti (all of whom are former Oakland residents) but also turn of the century houses and arts and crafts-styled cottages. Oakland has a fascinating history, explored in the book Oakland: A History of the People &Their Homes and summarized here.

Oakland is primarily a residential community, but within its city limits you will find Westborough Country Club, Ursuline Academy, a private girls’ high school, Bethesda Dilworth, one of the largest long term care facilities in Missouri, Webster Groves Christian Church and Oak Bend Library, a branch of St. Louis County Library.  It is also home to Pedego St. Louis, an Oakland family-owned electric bicycle business located next to Grant’s Trail.

You will also find three city parks. Loewnau Park is located on the corner of Sappington Road and Oakland and is named for Adolph Loewenau, Oakland’s former longtime city clerk. Backstoppers Park of Oakland is located at the trailhead of Grant’s Trail, part of the Gravois Greenway and is named for the non-profit organization that supports families of fallen first responders.  Minturn Park, centered on Gravois Creek in the north end of town, features the oft-photographed Paul and Audie Marti bridge. City parks provide wonderful green spaces within our community.


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