Oakland Park, Florida is an old city in Broward County in the United States. In 1925, Oakland Park was previously known as Town of Floranada. The boundaries of this town extended to cypress Creek from Middle River north.South Floranada had a prosperous development in terms of its economy, health care, and employment. However, in September 1926, a hurricane destroyed the area and its prosperity plunged into deep depths of misery. Floranada was listed as one of the risk zones in the US because of devastating hurricanes. Floranada residents relocated to other safer regions leaving few people and few businesses by the spring of 1929.People who were left behind made major changes starting with a referendum that eliminated Floranada and created the City of Oakland Park, Florida. All the boundaries reinstated as 3rd Avenue and Prospect Road, which was previously north fork's Middle River north. The termination of Floranada ended when all the bills and debts were paid.
A large number of farmers lived in Oakland Park, FL. The city had a small church called Oakland Park Methodist Church where all social events took place. This city also had an Elementary School whose address and location are found in the Oakland Park, FL yellow pages and also National Register of Historic Places. The school was built in 1925 with only 1 to 6 grades being taught. Oakland Park Elementary School is still open, but it has been designed to incorporated contemporary learning systems. When this school was opened, grade 1 and 2 students were taught in one classroom by one teacher. Grades three and four also shared a classroom, but the principal taught these two grades. Students who belonged to higher grades rode in school buses to Ft. Lauderdale.Oakland Park, FL began to grow gradually. People started building homes and commercial premises as indicated in Oakland Park, FL business directory. Population also increased due to employment opportunities and new families. The size of Oakland Park, FL did not increase and it was not as big as Floranada. Approximately 43, 000 Oakland Park residents have permanent homes and businesses. Extravagant parks, recreation programs, and an excellent library were built for Oakland Park residents. Oakland Park has a Historical Society that was established in the 70s to preserve Florida's heritage. There is a small house that serves as a museum and also a Historical House on NE 6th Avenue in Oakland Park.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan