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Maintenance 2017

Most recent date first.

May 13, 2017: plaster crumbled off

May 25, 2017: repair begun

Eyes on the park. The playground cob structure is solid, in its twelfth year, but the two-year vandalism plague keeps on. It seem that the playground needs more attention, both unscheduled (by park users) and scheduled (by park staff).

May 13, 2017

graffiti plastered over
May 8, 2017

graffiti and wood and nastiness

doll with face smashed

This happened sometime in the few days after the first fix. The doll on the ground had its muddy dress lying nearby (not in the photo). A nasty, nasty image. Time for much closer supervision until the vandals get tired of looking for their chances.

April 27, 2017

The cob looked worse every day in the last week of April. A letter to the city councillor got some action, since the staff felt unable to clean it up, and so the serious vandalism began.

April 27, 2017: cob enclosure completely blocked

April 27: next step: lots of shingles torn off
April 28, 2017

April 28: Fixed: exposed roof area nicely tarped

Fixed: mess inside the loop all cleaned up by rec supervisor
May 3, 2017

May 3: fixed: new shingles to replace the vandalized ones

The shingle repair began and more work was scheduled for the week to follow.


Maintenance 2016

This year, for the first time in 11 years, there has been graffiti, and it looks like whoever the people are, they are interested in keeping it up.

Sept.30 2016



The graffiti sections were replastered by park staff Michelle Webb. Then a month later there was new graffiti:

Nov.6 2016

One of the graffities seems to be a reference to the summer's peanut butter smearing in the playground, which was all over the news. Copycat?

"Sex drugs and peanut butter"



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