Visit Oakdale Park
At Oakdale Park, visitors find that our location keeps visitors connected to the local area while offering a serene country like atmosphere in Glen Rose, Texas, while being only a short drive from Fort Worth. Rich with history, Oakdale Park has been a recreational park for our area community since 1925.
Oakdale Park has plenty of spots for camping (tents or RV), swimming (at the famous Plunge), and meeting spaces for birthdays, corporate events, family reunions, and more. At Oakdale Park we are happy to have you staying and visiting with us and it is our goal to make your time here as pleasant as possible.
WELCOMING SNOWBIRDS FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Our mission is to provide excellent accommodations with friendly encouraging staff to all guests. Oakdale Park takes pride in offering a clean, relaxing and quality service for all guests to enjoy.
Oakdale Park desires to be an attraction for vacation seekers and local community members with outstanding values and services so memorable, guests will have everlasting memories for a lifetime.
Over the years Oakdale Park has become famous for "The Plunge." The Plunge has been an important part of the community and the park to thousands of family reunions, festivals, concerts, family outings, camping trips and much more.
Now owned by the City of Glen Rose, the goal is to expand and restore the park to its former glory so that future generations can enjoy this Texas Treasure.
You can check the status of The Plunge to see if it is open or not by checking the this website. The status will be updated if the pool is closed due to weather or maintenance. Pool hours still apply when the pool status shows open.
POOL IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AND WILL REOPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2014
Oakdale Park History
Oakdale Park originally opened on May 1, 1925—offering to the public, bungalows, cottages, permanent campsites for sale, a sanitary swimming pool, dance pavilions and other attractions. Even before the park was built, the land and the water wells attracted people to stay here. The park is, in reality, a surviving roadside camp and motor court.
Motels as we know them today didn't exist before the 1940′s. In the 1920′s and early 1930′s roadside camps gave road trip travelers a place to stay along the road but offered very little in the way of amenities. Eventually, accommodations became more elaborate. Cabins offered indoor plumbing and an opportunity for travelers to get indoors and out of the weather. Oakdale Park is, among other things, a surviving 1930′s Motor Court