Vandals target Springfield parks

The vandals tried to pry open a window to the bath house and in the process broke window panes.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Another act of vandalism has targeted the Springfield park department’s summer programs.

Parks and building Superintendent Patrick Sullivan said the latest vandalism occurred at the swimming pool complex at Forest Park.

The vandals tried to pry open a window to the bath house and in the process broke window panes.

Since vandals got into the control box at the Barrows playground spray park, Sullivan decided to keep the water on round the clock rather than run the risk of having the water remain off.

So we’re kind of keeping it on until the parts come in. So people It’s going to be very hot and we want to serve the public the best that we can,” Superintendent Patrick Sullivan said.

“It’s really important If they take the water park down they’ll have nothing, that’s all they’ve got, that’s all the kids got,” Joanne Daniels of Springfield said.

In spite of the Forrest Park and Barrows playground vandalism, Superintendent Sullivan insists acts of park vandalism are way down from what they were 20 years ago.

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