The Oakdale Square Alliance was formed in 2010 to promote, enhance, strengthen and improve the economic vitality, visual appearance and character, cultural and historic resources, accessibility, and overall quality of life in Oakdale Square. The group strives to promote preservation, rehabilitation and reuse of historic commercial, civic, and residential buildings in and around Oakdale Square and to support, promote, and encourage the utilization of Oakdale Square as an economic, social and historical center in Dedham.