The Oak Park Neighborhood Association serves and represents residents living between Linwood Boulevard, South to Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard, Prospect Avenue, East to Cleveland Avenue. Linwood South to 43rd Street, Cleveland East to Jackson.
Our mission is to "improve the quality of life in the community by working together as a collective for the greater good of the community. Our battle cry is "UNITY in the Community".
Association meetings are held on the first Thursday's of each month at 6:00 PM in the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard. We have four annual membership levels; resident, business, youth and "'Friends of Oak Park". Proceeds from your membership support our service delivery and fund community activities and events.
Oak Park is divided into four (4) parts; Oak Park Northwest; Oak Park Southwest; and Oak Park Northeast and Oak Park Southeast. Residents are unique because many travel the bus routes everyday. Oak Park has a part of Benton Boulevard, which starts at Linwood (north) and runs to 47th Street (south).
Benton Boulevard was named after renowned, Thomas Hart Benton. Thomas Hart Benton, whose famous art collections can be seen at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Museum.