The First reason was because of a shooting that happened (NOT EVEN THE SAME DAY, AT OR NEAR THE 3rd Annual Fun in the Sun Bike & Car Show, BUT at a tobacco store way across town!) on Sunday.
Given the Back Lash, I'd say that wasn't a GOOD ENOUGH EXCUSE
So now the REAL REASON for shutting down the park was because
- The City if Helena West Helena WAS NOT MADE AWARE in Advance and
- For "Public Safety" when there's been no mentioning of SAFETY or any issues of SAFETY during ANY of the previous Sunday's Since the Day Before Memorial Day.