Nichols and Jim Hall lakes will stay open for visitors but the use of playground equipment and overnight camping is now prohibited.
That was the decision Monday at a special Henryetta city council meeting.
During the short session at noon, the council banned all group activities at all city parks and made the swings and playground equipment off limits until the coronavirus pandemic ends.
After the meeting, mayor Jennifer Munholland said the beach area, fishing dock and disc golf courses will remain open but said there is still an order by the governor limiting groups of more than ten people from being in one place. 
Monday afternoon city workers were busy placing warning tape around the swings and playground equipment and visiting with campers advising them of the new restriction.swings
Council members also approved raising the spending limit for acting city manager Donna White up to $25,000. That is to enable bills to be paid without full council approval in the event the pandemic makes it impossible for city officials to meet.
That same limit was allowed for any Henryetta municipal purchases. While White can spend up to the new amount, any purchases above $5,000 will require the signature of the mayor or vice-mayor in order to be valid.