Shade Structure at Playground in the Park


The City of Lawton's Playground in the Park, at Elmer Thomas Park in downtown Lawton, was closed Nov. 27 as work has begun to install a shade structure over the unit.

The structure is funded by a grant from the McMahon Foundation for approximately $200,000. Work will be carried out by RTA Playground Construction with the assistance of other contractors.

The structure is comprised of individual sails, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jack Hanna, and will provide shade for users as well as keep the equipment cooler and better protected during summer months.

The public will be notified when the playground reopens for use in approximately three weeks. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (580)581-3400.


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