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 30, 2022.  
  • 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

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

2022 Award Winners

The 2022 Acorn Award winners will be recognized by City Council at their Sept. 13 meeting:

  • Commercial Category:  Lake Elmo Bank, 600 Inwood Avenue N
  • Public Category: Guardian Angels Church, 8260 4th Street N
  • Residential Category: Gomez Family, 7789 18th Street N

Commercial: Lake Elmo Bank

Acorn Award Commercial 2022

Public: Guardian Angels Church

Acorn Award Public 2022

Residential: Gomez Family

Acorn Award Residential 2022