Make plans now to attend Open Streets Lawton-Fort Sill on Saturday June 6, from 8 a.m. - noon.
This event is presented by a multitude of community organizations, including the Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma Coalition and the City of Lawton. Open Streets is a relatively new concept that turns city streets into a temporary public park with activities for the whole family; this helps get people moving.
Open Streets is a national movement with events that are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals by temporarily closing streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. Open Streets creates a sense of community, promotes active lifestyles, promotes active transportation, and aides in efforts for revitalization and economic development.
Lawton-Fort Sill is excited to introduce this new concept to the community with 1500-2000 people expected to attend. This is not a traditional health fair; instead community organizations and businesses sponsor areas and volunteer for activities in zones for folks to experience and learn more about being active, playing, relaxing and so on.