Volunteers said the problem began when Monongalia County condensed the committees overseeing the park into one.
A new auto parts store is on its way to Buckhannon.
The city said AutoZone will build a store on the site of the old Lone Steer Restaurant.
Workers are demolishing the restaurant to make room for the new store, which should be finished late this summer.
AutoZone has 32 stores in West Virginia.