City playgrounds, golf course dining closed

March 24, 2020

Offices at City Hall, other City-owned facilities remain closed

Beginning today, all City of Bartlesville-owned playgrounds and dine-in options at Adams Municipal Golf Course are closed after an ordinance calling for the closure of several business types was approved by the Bartlesville City Council on Monday.

“We have no way of disinfecting the playground equipment on a regular basis so we felt it is best to close the playgrounds in all City-owned parks,” said City Manager Mike Bailey. “The parks are open so everyone can still walk their dogs and jog, and kids can still run and tumble and do the things that kids do. There is plenty of space in the parks for everyone to practice social distancing, so we do not see an issue with those at this time.”

Park shelter rentals have been suspended and no more than 10 people may gather at one time at any City facility, including parks and park shelters. Park restrooms are also closed.

“Also, there is no longer a dine-in option at the Adams Golf Course dining room,” Bailey said. “The golf course will remain open as long as everyone can exercise proper social distancing and food can still be ordered and taken to-go, but dining in or meeting others for coffee on the premises will no longer be permitted.”

Other City closures and partial closures at this time include:

City Hall

Offices at City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., are closed to the public. This includes the utility billing, cashiers’ and court clerk’s windows located on the first floor.

Utility bills and court fines can be paid:

  • Online, at
  • By mail: City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., Bartlesville OK 74003.
  • Drop boxes, which are located in the parking lot directly south of City Hall, the first floor of City Hall and the west end of the Bartlesville Community Center parking lot.
  • Payments will also temporarily be accepted by phone via debit or credit card.

Phones are answered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. New accounts may be established and discontinuation of services will be accepted by phone.

The Utility Billing office may be reached by email: or by calling 918.338.4224.

Municipal Court may be reached by email: or by calling 918.338.4225. Note: (Note: the 10-day grace period for citations will be waived. Municipal Court is suspended and no further failure to appear warrants will be issued or served until further notice.)

The Administration and Community Development departments on the second floor and Engineering Department on the third floor are also closed. Phones are answered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for all departments and staff may be seen by appointment.

The City Manager’s office may be reached by email: or by calling 918.338.4282.

The Community Development Department may be reached by email: or by calling 918.338.4238.

The Engineering Department may be reached by email: or by calling 918.338.4251.

For information about permits, codes enforcement and building inspections, call 918.338.4238.

Police, Fire, Operations

Public Works, Water and Waste Water facilities as well as the Police Department and all four Fire Stations are also closed to the public, and tours of all facilities are suspended until further notice.