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Turner Falls braces for big crowds on the 4th

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Turner Falls Park is bracing for big crowds on the 4th of July holiday weekend. (KTEN) Turner Falls Park is bracing for big crowds on the 4th of July holiday weekend. (KTEN)

DAVIS, Okla. -- Understandably, the 4th of July weekend at Turner Falls Park is a big one.

And to make sure the staff is ready for the anticipated increase in the number of visitors, preparations start months in advance.

"This time, because it's falling on Thursday, we're expecting to be busy for about four days in a row," park manager Billy Standifer said.

But a busy few days is nothing to the employees at Turner Falls. This holiday weekend is something they are well prepared for.

"We try to have everything ready before summer starts," Standifer said. "Of course, we have a few things that come up that you have to work on."

And to handle the chaos an expected large crowd will bring, Turner Falls is calling in some extra help.

"We try to have plenty of officers on duty for safety factors," Standifer said. "Hopefully we've got several medics that we're working with."

Independence Day is a win-win for the park and the City of Davis. The money the park earns all goes back into the city's budget.

"Since we're owned by the City of Davis and we send so much money to town anyway, there's some special things the money is earmarked for," Standifer said.

Although there will be no fireworks on the 4th at Turner Falls Park, the City of Davis will be holding one this Saturday, June 29, at the Davis High School football field.

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