Independence Day closures and reminders


As Independence Day approaches, the City of Lawton would like to kindly remind citizens that firework discharge is prohibited in Lawton city limits and on all Lawton properties, to include Lake Lawtonka and Lake Ellsworth, in accordance with Lawton City Code Chapter 11: Fire Prevention.

This excludes professional fireworks displays that have been approved to take place by the City of Lawton such as that occurring annually at the Freedom Festival.

City of Lawton offices will be closed to observe Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. This closure includes the Lawton Public Library and the Lawton Landfill. Please be aware that trash pickup will not occur on this day.
Emergency services, such as that provided by police and fire, will remain available to citizens July 4. Regular business hours and operations for all City of Lawton facilities will resume Thursday, July 5.

The Lakes Division Office will be closed July 4, but select Lakes Division employees will be on-site at both local lakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday to collect holiday usage fees: $5 per carload for day-use areas and $8 per tent in primitive areas. Citizens are also reminded at this time that no glass containers are permitted at the lakes. Visit the City of Lawton’s Lakes Page to learn more.

The City of Lawton wishes you a wonderful and safe Independence Day. Thank you for your cooperation.


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