Local Playground To Close For Upgrade
Beginning today, the Playground in the Park, located on the east side of Lawton's Elmer Thomas Park, will be shut down for improvements that will make the playground a lot more inhabitable during summer months.
A shade structure, consisting of sail like coverings, will be built over the playground's equipment to make the equipment more enjoyable and safe as summer temperatures climb. Funded by a $200,000 grand from the McMahon Foundation, the project has been contracted to RTA Playground Equipment, and will be sub-contacted to several local contractors.
Work on the project is expected to take three weeks, and Lawton residents will be notified upon completion of the project and the re-opening of the playground.