Oxford, Iowa has been selected as one of ten Iowa communities to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2014.

The award-winning program integrates technical landscape planning and design techniques with sustainable community action to assist community leaders and volunteers in making sound and meaningful decisions about the local landscape.

The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension and Trees Forever, an Iowa based nonprofit organization. In addtion , professional landscape architects offer expertise in creating conceptual design plans for the communities.


Oxford Memory Park Update

The Oxford Memory Park is nearly complete, with many of the plants, benches, boulders, and placards now in place. It is a beautiful place to memorialize loved ones and enjoy being outside, with the gentle sounds of the creek bubbling as it rambles under Augusta Ave towards Creekside Park and many benches to sit upon to watch the sunset or goings on of Oxford. 

The park was organized by the Oxford Garden Club and designed by Steve Sedlacek and Vicki Kasper. A lot of volunteers from around Oxford donated their time and energy to pitch in and put it all into place. On July 10th boulders were installed, generously donated by The Masons of Oxford. The park was made possible by a grant from MidAmerican Energy and matched by the City of Oxford, along with donations by several individuals from the Oxford area. 

People can still make donations for plants year-round and a picnic table is still needed. Dedicate the table or plants in honor or memory of someone you love.

You can view a photo album of the boulders being installed in the "Oxford in Photos" section.


4th of July Parade 2013

It was another beautiful 4th of July in Oxford with the annual parade starting at 3pm. A selection of photos has been posted in the"Oxford in Photos" section.



The Oxford Garden Club has been hard at work creating a Memory Park by the Rhine Creek. Anyone interested in making a donation "in honor of" or "in memory of" can drop their check off at the City Hall drop box. Cost of the items will be between $50 and $300, that includes the cost of plant, tree, or shrub and plaque. Call Vicki Kasper to pick out your tree or plant.



The Studebaker Firetruck Returns in 4th July Parade

On July 4th the recently restored, one-of-a-kind, 1928/29 Studebaker Firetruck made its grand re-debut in Oxford's parade with Larry Jiras and John Loventinsky on board. Larry was the last man to drive the original and along with John did the restoration efforts. The ornate stencil job was done by Will Beard. The truck made its rounds in the parade along with the rest of the Oxford Fire Department's vehicles (including the original chemical cart pulled by a two-man system). When the parade was over, they held a brief re-christening - and in tradition, the department pushed the truck back into the garage and radioed in that it was back in service.

It was a grand day for the old beauty of a truck, which is one of only 3 Studebaker's of its type, but the only one that was repurposed into this type of fire engine in Marshalltown Iowa.

Work is still being done to restore more of the truck. Additional funding to help bring it to completion is sought. Thanks to all those who have contributed to the current condition.