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Last week, vandals gouged holes in resilient matt poured at the play area on North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue. Wade Bowl was also damaged and repairs are expected to cost $1,000 at each site. (Courtesy of Mary Morgan, director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry.)
Last week, vandals gouged holes in resilient matt poured at the play area on North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue. Wade Bowl was also damaged and repairs are expected to cost $1,000 at each site. (Courtesy of Mary Morgan, director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry.)

City seeks information about park vandalism

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Superior Wisconsin 1226 Ogden Ave. Ste. 1 54880

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Even as city officials put the finishing touches on two park projects, vandals are already inflicting damage.

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Last week, vandals damaged Wade Bowl and the play area at North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue.

According to Mary Morgan, director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, the damage consists of holes gouged in the brand-new, poured-in-place resilient matting positioned under play equipment in both locations.

“A basketball-size hole was gouged out at the Oakes site and a softball-sized hole was gouged out at Wade Bowl,” Morgan said.

Repairs will cost about $1,000 at each site, she said.

Both parks, and Veterans Memorial Park, were renovated with Community Development Block Grant money. The improvements include new play equipment and park furnishings, basketball courts, and parking and pavement improvements. New play equipment is expected to arrive soon.

The renovation cost $172,800 at Wade Bowl and $130,088 at North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue.

Mayor Bruce Hagen is asking the public to help identify the individuals responsible for the vandalism.

“We are providing these facilities with hard-earned tax dollars, and we have individuals that don’t respect that,” Hagen said. “We need neighborhood surveillance to protect these sites.”

People with information about the vandalism are asked to call Superior police at 715-395-7234 or Parks, Recreation & Forestry at 715-395-7270.

According to Mary Morgan, director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, the damage consists of holes gouged in the brand-new, poured-in-place resilient matting positioned under play equipment in both locations.

“A basketball-size hole was gouged out at the Oakes site and a softball-sized hole was gouged out at Wade Bowl,” Morgan said.

Repairs will cost about $1,000 at each site, she said.

Both parks, and Veterans Memorial Park, were renovated with Community Development Block Grant money. The improvements include new play equipment and park furnishings, basketball courts, and parking and pavement improvements. New play equipment is expected to arrive soon.

The renovation cost $172,800 at Wade Bowl and $130,088 at North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue.

Mayor Bruce Hagen is asking the public to help identify the individuals responsible for the vandalism.

“We are providing these facilities with hard-earned tax dollars, and we have individuals that don’t respect that,” Hagen said. “We need neighborhood surveillance to protect these sites.”

People with information about the vandalism are asked to call Superior police at 715-395-7234 or Parks, Recreation & Forestry at 715-395-7270.

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