Area Parks: Oakdale Offers Something for Everyone in the Center of Bridgewater

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For the second park in our Area Parks Series, we took a stroll through Oakdale Park in Bridgewater. Take a look through the pictures to see why we love this park!

Location 2

Oakdale Park is located right off 42 on Mount Crawford Avenue, smack dab in the middle of Bridgewater, which makes it convenient for all the locals. It’s also adjacent to the North River Library,┬ámaking a dual library-park trip easy and efficient.

Landscape

Level, open fields, mature trees, and nice landscaping define the topography of Oakdale. There is even a small pond filled with water lilies, frogs, and dragonflies at one end of the Park. With over 36 acres of land, it’s easy to find a place to sit and relax in the shade or to play your favorite pick-up sport.

Features 2

The park features not 1, but 2 playgrounds (one for pre-school children and one for school-aged children), 3 sheltered picnic areas, 6 baseball fields, soccer fields, 4 horseshoe pits, open fields for group gatherings or pick-up sports, restroom facilities, and plenty of off-street parking. There is even a beautiful and peaceful memorial to commemorate the Bridgewater Police, Fire, and Rescue Personnel that have died in the line of duty.

Events

Concerts in the Park take place every weekend from July 6th to Labor Day. Bring a picnic dinner, chairs, and blankets and enjoy an open air concert from local musicians.
“Summer’s End” Labor Day festivities, including a 5K, carnival rides, entertainment, food, and fireworks, are sponsored by the town and free to area residents.

Why We Love It

Oakdale Park offers something for everyone. Fitness lovers can walk or jog on the loop and play soccer or ultimate frisbee in one of the many open spaces. If you want to enjoy a beautiful summer evening there are little league ball games almost every night of the week from April to June or open air concerts on the weekends. The two play sets offer fun for kids of all ages. Picnic shelters and open grassy spaces provide great party and group gathering areas. And the city-central location makes for easy access and enjoyment.

Take a stroll through the other parks we’ve visited in our Area Parks Series!

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About Emily Marsh

Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.

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