Vandals prompt park security

Memorial Park and aquatic centre in Armstrong vandalized

Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s recreational amenities have come under attack.

Widespread vandalism occurred at Memorial Park and the aquatic centre July 13 and 14.

“People did some after-hours swimming and they filled the hot tub with food colouring,” said Dave Brew, Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Commission chairperson.

Limbs were ripped off new trees, while flowers were pulled out of the ground and sprinkler heads were broken off.

Some evidence was left at the scene but it may not help identify those responsible for the vandalism.

“They were very generous and left their underwear behind,” said Brew.

A final cost for the damage has not been determined yet, but action is being taken to minimize future incidents.

“We are going to install motion detectors and that may help with after-hours visitors,” said Brew.