Lawton Fort Sill Quality of Life

 
Full Lawton - Ft. Sill overview
Facts about the Lawton - Ft. Sill area.

Quality of Life

Today, Lawton Fort Sill is the third largest metropolitan statistical area in the state. Lawton serves as a prominent shopping, medical, recreational, educational and religious center for the region. In addition, Lawton Fort Sill is the home of world class manufacturing and knowledge based companies.

Employment
The largest employers in the Lawton Fort Sill area include Fort Sill, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, the City of Lawton, Lawton Public Schools, Cameron University, Bar S Foods, Wackenhut, Southwestern Medical Center, Techrizon, Assurant Group, Silverline Plastics, CenterPoint Energy, and Republic Paperboard.

Recreation & Entertainment
Lawton is home to the Lawton Community Theater which provides five main stage performances, two magic theater productions, and a summer magic workshop yearly. The Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild, Southwest Oklahoma Dance Alliance, Lawton City Ballet, Wichita Wildlife Photographic Society, and Lawton Community Concerts Association are constantly producing a variety of continuing arts entertainment.

For the sports enthusiast, excellent fishing is available at both city lakes, Lakes Lawtonka and Ellsworth. Located north of Lawton, both lakes are also great for swimming, boating and a variety of other water sports. Overnight campsites and picnic facilities are available.

Kid's Zone, a 16,000 square foot multi-level community-built mega-playground. The elaborate design, crafted in wood and plastic from the ideas of local children, includes a multitude of play areas, many of which are handicap accessible. An additional feature is the enclosed Tot Lot for small children.

 

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