A downtown Bartlesville park is expected to remain closed until next week after several trees were damaged by high winds on April 26.
The City of Bartlesville says Johnstone Park was closed after the storm rolled through and the next day workers began removing damaged and uprooted trees that block the park's roads.
City Parks Superintendent Bobby Robinson says an evaluation of the damage caused by the storms revealed many more trees with hanging limbs that have to be removed before they can re-open the park.
“We have at least thirty trees with hanging limbs that will have to be removed using bucket trucks,” Robinson said.
He says the cleanup work will depend upon weather conditions.