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Minot

Oak Park

Oak Park is a park and surrounding neighborhood in the Souris Valley in Minot, North Dakota. The wooded park is over 50-acres in size. In addition to the namesake oak trees, ash and elm trees are other common trees found in the park.

The Souris Valley Birding Club meets regularly at the park to watch hooded mergansers, wood ducks, Canada geese, kingfishers, Great blue herons and other birds.The eastern edge of the park borders the Souris River, also called the Mouse River. A small oxbow lake is also located in the park. Oak Park has numerous walking/biking trails, both paved and unpaved, a splash pad and volleyball court. The park is home to concerts in the park run by the Minot Area Council of Arts, through their Arts in the Park program. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from July to October, a farmers market also operates out of Oak Park.

The Oak Park Theater sits across from Oak Park. It is currently, the only independently operating movie theater in the city of Minot.The theater opened in 1961, but was closed in 1980. It operated as a pool hall until 2000, when it was converted back to a movie theater.In 2011, the theater was damaged in the Souris River flood.