Community Walk

With the COVID-19 situation, the program has been modified with health and safety in mind.


May 1 through October 31, 2020, during park hours
• New program start date is May 1 (recreation programming had been canceled through April 30).


Oakdale Nature Preserve
4444 Hadley Ave N.
Oakdale, MN 55128


Register online before your first walk. Must be an Oakdale resident to participate. Registration will be completed online until Discovery Center reopening. Youth living with parents in Oakdale are eligible to walk for rewards. During registration, you will choose the location for your end of the season gift card reward. Verifying Oakdale Residency (using a photo id) will be required before reward is claimed. 


Walk your way to less stress, lower weight, better health, and great rewards! It’s easy! Oakdale residents walk the 220 acre preserve as much as possible, with the ultimate goal of reaching a total of 200 miles to earn a $40 gift card from Target, Hy-Vee, Kwik Trip or Fleet Farm. 

Here's How:
After enrolling, submit completed mileage forms into the Discovery Center's outdoor drop box on the same dates as your walks in the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Mileage walked outside of the Oakdale Nature Preserve and forms submitted late will not qualify. Recreation staff will track all qualifying walked mileage up to 200 miles.  

With health and safety in mind, the shared mileage forms/writing utensils have been removed. With these changes, participants will need to: 
• Use your own writing utensil.
• Use your own walk form. Options:
• Use a sheet of paper from home to make your own walk form by writing your full name, date of walk, and miles walked
Oakdale Nature Preserve Boardwalk in the Fall

Gift Card Reward Locations (may choose only one):
Hy-Vee—Kwik Trip—Fleet Farm—Target

Qualifying Miles Walked in Oakdale Nature Preserve End of Season Gift Card Reward
25 Miles $5
50 Miles $10*
100 Miles $20
200 Miles (Ultimate Goal) $40
*Make it to 50 miles to earn your free t-shirt, courtesy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts Woodbury!