It's the end of an era. Sadly the old Park Lane Elementary School on Lawton's eastside in the Park Lane neighborhood is being demolished. Say goodbye, soon there won't be anything left other than the memories.


Construction crews began tearing down the old elementary school about a week or so ago. If you live in the Park Lane neighborhood near Avalon Street you've probably seen all the demolition equipment and activity.

Park Lane Elementary School at 4912 S.E. Avalon in Lawton, OK. is being demolished

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TSM Lawton: Critter

At this time we're unsure what if anything will be built on the site. It's possible that the land will eventually be repurposed for residential, but nothing has been confirmed. We're also not sure if the playground will remain.


Park Lane Elementary School opened in 1970 and for 45 years served the Eastside neighborhood of Park Lane and the surrounding area. Sadly it was permanently closed back in 2015 and has remained empty since.

Park Lane Elementary originally opened back in 1970 and closed permanently in 2015

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Park Lane Elementary, home of the Pythons is about to be no more. Construction crews are making short work of the old school and within a few short weeks, it will be completely gone. Maybe even sooner.


It's sat empty for the past 8 years or so and has been the target of break-ins, vandalism, and even arson. Back in 2021, the school has severely damaged by a fire, get the details here. So it had to come down.

Pretty soon there won't be anything left of the old elementary school other than memories

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TSM Lawton: Critter

After the fire, it was only a matter of time before the school was torn down and the land cleared. Not sure who owns the property, or what their future plans are but I guess we'll find out soon enough. RIP Park Lane.


I didn't go to Park Lane but I have a lot of friends and family who did. Either way, it'll be strange not to see it there or all the neighborhood kids on the playground if that too is removed. We'll see what happens next.

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