Lake Amusement Park is family owned and operated. As a rule, when
you get exceptional service from a business, the owner is right there
on the job. Proprietors Vickie and Frank Rush and Suzy and Tom
Self combine a lifetime of service and dedication to the amusement
Rush family established Craterville Park in 1923 near Lawton,
Oklahoma. The current owners represent the third generation of
“hands on” managers. Since purchasing Sandy Lake in 1971, the park
and the family have been recognized nationally as operating one of the
finest “traditional” American parks.
children and grandchildren represent the fourth and fifth generations
that are involved in the family business,” say the park owners, “and we
want park guests to enjoy a fun, safe and affordable experience, just
like the rest of our family would expect”.
park is designed with a variety of entertainment while providing a
place to get together for fellowship, not lost in a crowd. The
Sandy Lake Park family offers just the right combination of location,
professional services, and great food to make your group outing
something truly special.
have a long standing tradition of staying involved within our
community. Events are planned with regular frequency to get folks
out and having fun. Please accept our invitation to be a part of
one of our Upcoming Events.
After 48 successful years, the owners of SANDY LAKE AMUSEMENT PARK have sold the property.
Lake Amusement Park has been a special place for families to visit for
almost five decades. While the history of the landmark swimming pool
dates back to the 1930’s, popularity of the park really blossomed in
1971 when the amusement rides, picnic grounds, and other attractions
were added. The school music festival FunFest was the largest and
longest running privately owned school music competition in the nation.
The park also hosted events like Santa Fe Days in the Park, DubSplash,
thousands of company picnics, reunions, birthday parties, and more.
Widely known for Bar-B-Que catering many groups planned their annual
events based on the food service provided by the park. Over the years
the variety of attractions and extensive picnic grounds became more and
more popular as the city grew up around the serenity of the park.
of teenagers had their first job at the park. Adults and retirees have
supported their families while filling a variety of park positions.
Many former employees are and will always be dear friends of the owners
and coworkers. The Rush and Self families would like to thank all of
the former employees for their loyal work, time, and friendship!
It has been a joy working together and bringing happiness to the
The owners truly appreciate the millions of
patrons, thousands of organized groups and special events we’ve hosted
at the park. If the park’s legacy is leaving most people with golden
memories or pleasant thoughts then the park has done its job.