On June 2, 2018 Friends of Oakdale Lake gathered contact information from residents interested in improving Oakdale Lake at the annual Fishing Derby. Many shared their thoughts as well.
Overwhelmingly, people said the lake was a valuable community resource that should be improved and protected. Many spoke of their personal family history associated with the place.
All agreed it was wonderful that the lake was free and available to everyone. Many residents suggested areas for improvement. One pointed to a bicycle sitting below the surface of the water. Others wanted more docks and points of entry to the water.
Dozens of Hudson families, ranging from lifelong residents to recent transplants, have expressed support for a lake renovation project, and see the lake as a place to bring families from across Hudson together in one place.