Five Places To Take A Dip And Cool Off In Lawton [UPDATE]
With the kids out of school and the weather only getting hotter where are you going to take the kids to get over the summer heat?
So far, the Oklahoma heat has been a little bit on the mild side with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, compared to this time last year when we faced anywhere from the upper 90s to 110s. That doesn’t mean it’s still hot out there, but at least it’s bearably hot, for now anyway
Here are FIVE places right here in Lawton where you can swim to cool off this summer.
Comanche Nation Water Park
Located on 501 NE Lawrie Tatum Road in Lawton.
Whether it’s lounging in the lazy river, taking on the wave pool, going down the water slides or having some fun with the little ones in the kids water area you can have lots of fun at the Comanche Nation Water Park.
This year, the water park has opened a new 69 foot speed slide for even more fun with family and friends.
[UPDATE] On June 6th we received a message from a Manager of Comanche Nation Water Park stating that the park will reopen on June 6.
Water Park hours are:
Mondays – Wendesday : 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays – Saturdays: 10:30 a.m., to 8 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Just north of Lawton/Fort Sill is Lake Lawtonka, not only does it have a swimming area but there is also a camping site for a weekend trip.
Also nearby is Medicine Park which has some great local shops and restaurants and there are even some hiking trails to check out as well.
City of Lawton Wading Pools
There are three wading pools located in Lawton that are just perfect for the little ones. These pools are located at:
35th Division Park: 6th and Columbia
Harmon Park: 14th and Bell
Mocine Park: 9th and Douglass
These pools can be rented out for events for your business, school and church group. To reserve the pool you can contact the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Office at 580.581.3400
The pools are open Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. They are also free and open to the public.
City of Lawton Spray Park
Another great place to take the kids is the Lawton Spray park which is located at 6th and Belmont.
Like the wading pools, the spray park can also be rented out for group events; just call the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Office to reserve a day for your event.
The spray park is also free and open to the public and is open Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA)
LETRA is a outdoor recreation area located on Fort Sill. A swimming and beach area is located at Lake Elmer Thomas, however patrons are only allowed to swim in the lake when a lifeguard is on duty.
There are also water slides there for even more fun in the water.
LETRA also has hiking and biking trails, campground facilities, a restaurant and even a 24-hour laundry facility.