During the park closures back in 2020, we all learned that parks are essential to the health and wellbeing of the community, and the assets of a park provided need to be protected.
Unfortunately, there have been many incidents of vandalism, metal theft, and graffiti at are beloved parks. To our greatest surprise are the occurrences within our historic parks and natural beauties. It is hard to understand the person who would commit such a hideous crime. Whether it’s youthful ignorance or anger directed at society, it is a very sad crime that affects our entire nation.
The vandalism that occurs at the local park is also sad. Children come to play on the swing set or the slide, only to find it is not available due to vandalism. Youth feel depression and unsafe when they discover their skate park has been defaced with graffiti. And the football game will not happen because some culprit stole the wiring out of the lights.
All these tragic events occur very often.
Protecting Park property is more than surveillance. Surveillance has its benefits, but it does not deter. Therefore, the park equipment such as field lights, bathrooms, playground equipment, and pavilions are destroyed and must be repaired or replaced.
This is very heartbreaking to the park visitors but also to the park rangers and recreation supervisors. Because the park is created by their hard work and dedication, the destruction of the park is a blow to their heart.
Protecting Park resources are easier than you may believe. There is a Park Vandalism Camera, specifically designed to stop vandals and other nuisance crime perpetrators before they strike.
What is your community doing to stop park vandalism and protect your park?