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UPDATE: Murphy in May canceled due to park damage

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Photographs by Tony Reyes

James Bassham (right) maintenance supervisor for Springdale Parks and Recreation, and Zach Walls, assistant operation manager for the department, look at a tree that is partially pulled from the ground Friday, May 19, 2017 at Murphy Park in Springdale. The park is scheduled to have its grand re-opening celebration Friday night.

UPDATE 10:28 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Melissa Reeves, Springdale's public relations director, said Springdale Parks and Recreation will reschedule Murphy in May.

"The Shiloh Museum grounds will also be closed today due to damage," Reeves said. "The museum itself is open as usual."

Reeves requested residents avoid Murphy Park while city officials work to clean up the damage. Information concerning the new date for Murphy in May will be released once plans are finalized.

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9:17 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Storm damage has put tonight's Murphy Park's grand reopening in question.

"The park did get hit. We have some trees down," Melissa Reeves, the city's public relations director, said this morning.

"I'll have a more comprehensive look in the next couple of hours," she said.

Murphy in May, the park's reopening event, is scheduled to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight and feature a live band and food vendors.

Renovations recently were completed at the park at 501 S. Pleasant St. after more than a year of work.

NW News on 05/19/2017

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