The Oakland Oregon Community
The Oakland Community and surrounding area has something to offer those who value quality of life – friendly neighborhoods, excellent schools, safe parks, a library, churches and much more.
If you value a wholesome environment (clean air and water, quiet streets, almost no crime) and want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, then you will find Oakland a haven.
NO traffic lights in the entire town and we are proud of that.
Sutherlin is just 2 miles South where you can bank, do additional shopping, enjoy more eateries / restaurants and rest at several RV Parks, Motels & Hotels
From Historic Oakland, just a short drive (13 miles South) is Roseburg with a wide range of entertainment like the summertime free concerts, theaters, golf, tennis, many clubs, stores and services. An hour’s drive North (50 miles) is Eugene, home of University of Oregon DUCKS. Grants Pass is only one hour South
Oakland Schools are top rated!
Oakland Play School Co-op is for our pre-schoolers and located in our restored, historic old Washington School where our library and town hall also reside. A most safe place for our littlest citizens.
Oakland School District includes grades K-12
Oakland Elementary enrolls about 200 students, K – 4 with a staff of dedicated teachers serving our young and valued children.
Lincoln Middle School covers the academic needs of around 200 .. 5th through 8th graders;
Oakland High School also enrolls about 200 students .. 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Oakland and area citizens are proud of the outstanding sports program and awards over the years.
We strive to prepare our young Oaklandians with the skills to succeed in the world, with computer labs, fine and creative teachers, dedicated to nurturing and discovering their inborn talents, peaking their curiosity of the world around them, and teaching them to value and respect diverse cultures.
Adult education is rich in the area too. Just a few minutes drive from Oakland is Umpqua Community College, offering higher education in various fields on its beautiful campus overlooked by forested hills with the Umpqua River meandering by. There are also a variety of non-credit classes for the general public, covering many interests & offered at various locations around the county.
Oakland City Library is part of a network of several libraries in Douglas County with access to many thousands of titles and other materials. It also includes the library of Umpqua Community College. Internet access is available for library patrons and membership is free to citizens of the area. Located in the Historic Washington School at 637 Locust St. It offers story time and summer reading programs for children. A knitting group meets each Friday in the sitting room. Open Fridays and Saturdays
Oakland Area Churches
There are a number of private Christian Schools in the area as well.
Whether you are living in the Oakland area, visiting or just passing through, you are sure to find a place to meet your spiritual needs, even if it is simply meditating in the beauty of God’s creation we are so abundantly surrounded by.
Clubs, Groups & non profit Organizations
There is a roller skating rink in Roseburg, as well as various skateboarding parks in the area. Boy and Girl Scouts, FFA and other youth groups too. The Rod and Gun Club, book clubs, quilt clubs, and dance among many. Oakland’s oldest and active Masonic Lodge is located the original building @ 2nd & Oak streets.