Acorn Award

When you are out and about in Oakdale, are there properties that cause you to pause so you can take it all in? Maybe it's colorful flowers, maybe it's perfectly shaped greenery, maybe it's your own yard! Oakdale loves to recognize properties in the community with great curb appeal by bestowing them with an Acorn Award --- and we need nominations!  

The Acorn Award Committee reviews all nominations and selects a winning property in each category. Winning properties are recognized by the City Council, acknowledged on the city's social media, and mentioned in the Oakdale Update newsletter.  Winners also receive an award, and a garden center gift card; plus the city will display an Acorn Award sign at the winning properties for a few weeks!

Nominate a Property

  • Nominate as many properties as you want, even your own, by June 10.  
  • Properties in the Residential category that have previously won cannot be considered again for at least five years after winning; preference may be given to properties that have not previously won an Acorn Award.  
  • All nominated properties need to be visible from a public street.  
  • Acorn Award Nomination Form

Nomination Categories:

  • Business/Commercial
  • Public (churches, schools, government)
  • Residential
  • Kid's Garden (Kids ages 12 and under.  By the June 10 deadline, submit your name, address, telephone number of your parent or guardian, up to five photos of your garden (any type, any size) and an essay (50 words or less) titled "Why I Love to Garden" to:

City of Oakdale Acorn Awards
1584 Hadley Avenue North
Oakdale, MN  55128

2021 Award Winners

The 2021 Acorn Award winners were recognized by City Council at their July 13 meeting:

  • Commercial Category:  Park Tool, 5115 Hadley
  • Public Category: Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron
  • Residential Category: Tooze Family, 5490 Golfview Place

Commercial: Park Tool

Council and Park Tool Owner Standing Outside

Public: Oakdale Library

Council and Oakdale Library Staff Standing Outside

Residential: Tooze Family

Council and Tooze Family Standing Outside