27 www.DurantChamber.org Area Parks On May 11, 2004, voters approved a one-quarter cent sales tax increase for the Durant Multi-Sports Complex. The facilities include a multi-sports complex with a variety of sports fields and regulation track facility, construction of a community center and indoor arena on the SOSU campus. The operations and details are handled by the Durant Community Facilities Authority. Improvements to SOSU’s Paul Laird Field were made with a facade, improved seating and field turf on the playing area. All improvements to the field were com- pleted by the 2005 football season. Construction on the sports complex was completed in November 2006. Soccer, baseball, softball and track events are scheduled throughout the year. Other parks in the area are also used for Little League games, soccer games and picnicking. Billy Miller Park A 1.9-acre park located at the end of South Second to South Fifth avenues, north of Mineral Bayou. Amenities include four lighted ball fields (two softball, two baseball), concession, restrooms, covered spectator seating, bat- ting cages, playground equipment, open free-play area and paved parking. Carl Albert Park A 27.9-acre park located at North Wash- ington Avenue and Carl Albert Drive. Amenities include a skateboard park, three lighted tennis courts, pavilions, gaze- bo, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, benches, playground equipment, open free-plat area and paved jogging/walking trails with large shade trees. Dixon Durant Park A 6-acre park located on North 10th Ave- nue between Walnut and Willow streets. Amenities include paved parking, benches, grills, ADA-accessible restrooms, six lighted tennis courts, basketball court, quarter-mile walking/jogging track, picnic and pavilion area and playground equip- ment including swings, jungle gyms, slides and climbers. Durant Multi-Sports Complex The Durant Multi-Sports Complex is a multi-purpose athletics facility located two miles southeast of Durant on Highway 78. The complex consists of baseball and softball fields, soccer fields and a football stadium/track field. Keithley Park A 2.5-acre park located North of the for- mer George Washington School in the 300 block of Northeast Third Avenue. Amenities include playground equip- ment, pavilion, paved jogging/walking track, basketball court, ADA-accessible restrooms at the ball field, lighted Little League baseball diamond and a “splash pad.” Lake Durant Lake Durant is located six miles north of Durant on Highway 78 and is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The lake features 315 surface acres of water, 4,200 acre-feet of water, 500 acres of natural landscape, a large pavilion with grill, picnic tables, a fishing pier, boat ramp and paved parking, and 10 concrete RV pads with electricity, water and sewer hookups. Camping fee is $15 per night. The fishing season is Feb. 1-Nov. 30 and weekends only in December and January. Leonard Morgan Park A 9-acre park on Southeast Third Av- enue, north of Mineral Bayou. Amenities include soccer fields, T-ball and one lighted machine-pitch baseball field, concession, playground equipment, paved parking and restrooms. Lloyd Plyler Park A 5-acre park located on South Fifth Av- enue, between Louisiana and Mississippi streets. Amenities include newly upgraded lighted baseball diamond, batting cages, dressing facilities, concession, restrooms, playground equipment, picnic area, and pavilion and street parking. Schuler Park A 2.5-acre park located at North Fourth Avenue and Poplar Street. Amenities include a 20-foot-by-30-foot pavilion, ADA-accessible public restrooms, play- ground equipment for children of all ages, swings and grills. Slaton Park A 16-acres park located on Northeast Fifth Avenue, between Pine and Elm streets. Amenities include a lighted softball field, paved parking, concession, public restrooms, lighted Little League football fields, open free-play area, playground equipment and several large shade trees.