Park restroom vandalism gets worse in the summer

Though vandalism of park facilities is all too frequent, it doesn’t mean staff shrugs off the damage.

“Part of this is what we expect, although our hope is not to be dealing with vandalism,” said Kate Thomas, director of the borough’s parks and recreation department. “It does get worse in the summer,” consuming staff time and repair efforts.

Though 99% of people are respectful, enough are not that it is a frequent challenge for staff, Thomas said last week.

Vandalism has included trash cans dumped on the floor at public restrooms; toilet paper stuffed into the plumbing, blocking the toilets fr...


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