Parks and Recreation Department
1405 SW 11th Street - 580-581-3400
Developing a Healthy, Safe and Connected Community
Open space and/or park facilities are vital components to the development of any community.
Creating common open spaces for the purpose of diversity of community or common-union is a breeding ground for community
growth in the expression of life through the international language of physical exercise, music and food.
An atmosphere that creates a pleasurable, attractive and inviting experience that strengthens mental, physical and spiritual
growth is the intended mission within the City of Lawton Parks and Recreation Department.
In Lawton, Oklahoma the continued vision and development of Elmer Thomas Park as our signature metropolitan park provides the
framework of open space for passive and active recreational festivals from private and public organizations. Elmer Thomas Park
along with the two regional lakes (Lake Lawtonka and Lake Ellsworth) reflect the windows to our community as we continue to
build a community for playing and celebrating life together.