An emerald necklace of parks graces the central downtown area of Oak Bluffs just off Circuit Avenue. Waban, Nashawena Park and the grand Ocean Park are among the many parks in the downtown area. All are ringed by houses, most built in the cottage style so popular in this town known for its honky tonk atmosphere. The park designs were created by Robert Morris Copeland, a landscape architect inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Copeland District has architectural and landscape design restrictions for historic preservation.



Parks District/Downtown in the News

Restoration of Union Chapel: Halfway Back to Former Glory

Oak Bluffs' Big Harborfest Hello Only Part of Its Enduring Charm

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Edgartown Bank Seeks to Harvest Large Pearl Out of Oyster Bar

Music Policy Snags on Sand Bar, Oak Bluffs Harbor Unplugged

Donation Saves Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Another Spin, Another Season: Flying Horses Resume Their Rounds

It Takes a Village to Shore Up Town's Collapsing Waterfront

Oak Bluffs Squared: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Starved, Needing More Sand: Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs

Holy Ghost Festival is Sopalicious

Possible Dreams Auction Will Move to Ocean Park, A Historic Seaside Setting

An Oak Bluffs Love Letter Long Forgotten, Still Pulses