Playground equipment vandalized

Playground equipment vandalized

CARLINVILLE (Aug. 31, 2017) –  Tom Thumb Park was the scene of some recent vandalism, according to Carlinville Park Board President Larry Smith.

According to Smith, markers were used to write on sliding board and other fiberglass pieces of the park’s play set. The damage is believed to have been done Aug. 23. Smith explained that he doesn’t know if there is a way to remove the permanent marker from the fiberglass. He noted that the damaged equipment was purchased at a cost of about $40,000.

The graffiti, which includes many vulgar words and images, covers almost all of the flat surfaces of the playground equipment.

The case is under investigation by the Carlinville Police Department.

 Vulgar language and drawings cover nearly all of the fiberglass surfaces of the playground equipment at Tom Thumb Park.