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Parks and recreation director seeks public assistance to curb vandalism


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

A vehicle drove over the fence and spun donuts on the ball field several weeks ago. Damage is estimated at around $500.

Petersburg Parks and Recreation staff is reaching out to the community for information related to recent vandalism at the Mort Fryer Sports Park.

Donnie Hayes, parks and rec director, said the most recent bout of vandalism will cost more than $500 and eat up valuable staff time.

"For us in parks and recreation it (the ball field) is the facility that gets vandalized the most," Hayes said. "There's a lot of use out of these facilities but when we're spending hours and hours trying to fix the vandalism and destruction it doesn't give us as much time to clean up the skate park or spend as much...

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