LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The Lawton City Council's plans to give engineers the green light to start construction on a new splash pad in Elmer Thomas Park hit a speed bump Tuesday.
The item was pulled from consideration at Tuesday night's meeting because officials realized the city first needs to send out bid requests, and then the council can choose the construction company. City officials say they are still hopeful they can hit their target date and open up the splash pad before the Freedom Fest at the beginning of July, but it all depends on the construction company's schedule.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, the city's new Director of Neighborhood Services, Joshua Leach, was introduced. Leach, who is a Lawton native and recently retired from the Air Force, took over Monday. He replaces Tony Griffith who was reassigned to another department late last year.