Chief Lowers addresses local park vandalism

Gordon Woods / Journal — Neighborhood families are enjoying the new play equipment installed recently at Downey Park. A new concrete basketball court also is in the works for the park.

Lowers asks for public’s help by reporting park damage to police

CLINTON — Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers asks the public’s help in reporting and preventing vandalism to city parks.  Recent damage to Rotary Park prompted Lowers to address the problem Monday during the city council meeting.

“Over the weekend, we had some vandalism reported at Rotary Park,” Lower said.  “Some etching on the relatively new equipment down there.”

He said he knows sometimes “kids will be kids.”

“But, frankly, if it’s destruction of property, it’s not kids being kids,” Lowers said.

City crews were able to clean up all the damage on Monday morning. 

Statistically, Kiwanis Park tends to receive the most vandalism of the city parks because of its secluded location behind Clinton YMCA.  Rotary Park is located next to Cedar Side subdivision near the city water plant.

“I just want to put a plea out to the community …to let us know,” Lowers said.   

• See the complete story in the Friday, July 22 print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.

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