Cannon firing for Fort Lawton closing

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Editor


After more than a century, Fort Lawton in Discovery Park will officially be closed this weekend.

Photo courtesy Annie Rocks

During the ceremony on Saturday, the U.S. Army will be firing blanks from the cannons between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will also be a practice firing on Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Read more about the 111 year history of Fort Lawton and get information on Saturday’s event on our sister site, MagnoliaVoice.com.


  • Linda

    No big loss. Hopefully they will turn this into a nice residential development or even a gated community for those of us tired of the riff-raff.

  • Linda

    No big loss. Hopefully they will turn this into a nice residential development or even a gated community for those of us tired of the riff-raff.

  • enough

    Good Lord, the comments on this blog are tiresome.

  • enough

    Good Lord, the comments on this blog are tiresome.

  • Judy

    Gated community sounds good to me. Queen Anne used to be special. Now there are too many people who do not deserve to be here.

  • Judy

    Gated community sounds good to me. Queen Anne used to be special. Now there are too many people who do not deserve to be here.

  • QAer

    Come on, please don’t feed the troll.

  • QAer

    Come on, please don’t feed the troll.

  • tico

    You are aware that a Fort is a gated community, aren’t you?

  • tico

    You are aware that a Fort is a gated community, aren’t you?

  • Judy

    I meant a gated community with nice houses and only upper class educated people.

  • Judy

    I meant a gated community with nice houses and only upper class educated people.


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