Section 9 Parks and Recreation
Policy 9-1 SPECIAL EVENT POLICY FOR LAKE LAWTONKA
DISTRIBUTION: Mayor and City Council
SUBJECT: Special Event Policy for Lake Lawtonka
PURPOSE: To establish a use policy for events held on Lake Lawtonka lands
and water areas
and to afford the opportunity to organizations to hold fund raising activities for charitable
BACKGROUND: Lakes Lawtonka and Ellsworth are heavily used recreational
the summer months.
Requests to hold beach parties, concerts, boat races and special events have
considerations for the Lakes and Land Commission, City Council and staff to equally administer.
PROCEDURES: No leases for special events would be granted between Memorial
Labor Day to provide maximum usage of Lake Lawtonka by the public. The City Council may
grant exception for a limited time duration for an event sponsored by the city of Lawton or for a
fund raising event sponsored by an outside organization so long as the City of Lawton is a co-sponsor
of the underlying event for which the fund raising event is being held. For calendar year
2004 the City Council approved the "Family Fun Day" to be sponsored by the Boulevard of
Lights Committee to be held at Lake Lawtonka Group II Use Area on July 3 and 4, 2004.
RESCISSION: This policy became effective July 27,1993. This revision
shall be in effect on
and after April 27, 2004.
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation.
CECIL E. POWELL
April 27, 2004
(CP 9-1, Amended, 07/27/2004, Prior Text)