Community Walk


April 1 May 1* through October 31, 2020, during park hours
*Recreation activities, including the Community Walk, are canceled through April 30, 2020. The new expected start date for the Community Walk program will be May 1, 2020. Please check back for the latest updates. 


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


Must be an Oakdale resident to participate. Sign up with your ID (to verify your Oakdale residency) at the Oakdale Discovery Center before your first walk. 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.


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 (available inside the Discovery Center or outside in the 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.  

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!