Volunteers said the problem began when Monongalia County condensed the committees overseeing the park into one.
Some Webster County students received a hypnotizing lesson in class on Friday.
Hypnotist Jason Christopher performed for the students as part of a behavior incentive.
Roughly 80 percent of the student body attended the exercise.
Christopher pulled student and teacher volunteers out of the crowd and put them into hypnosis.
He was able to make the volunteers forget numbers, think they were glued to the seat, dance, play with imaginary pets and drive imaginary cars.
The performance was funded through the Safe and Supportive Schools grant program.