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St. George parks riddled with vandalism include broken hand soap dispensers, toilets

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St. George parks riddled with vandalism include broken hand soap dispensers, toilets (Photo: KUTV / Ben Pollchik)

The vandalism throughout St. George parks is beginning to become a pretty expensive problem.

Most cases of vandalism are reported to the police, especially if it is going to be a costly repair. Parks that are being hit the hardest include:

  • Sunset Park,
  • Snow Park,
  • Snake Hollow bike park, and the parks in the Little Valley area.

Most of the vandalism is happening in the restrooms and includes knocking or kicking doors off of the hinges, lighting toilet paper on fire, ripping sinks off the wall, shattering the porcelain toilets and breaking the hand soap dispensers off of the wall.

Park officials said right now they are having a particularly hard time keeping the soap dispensers on the walls throughout the entire city, which is costly to replace to say in compliance with CDC hand-washing recommendation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Specific incidents that have happened over the last month include:

  • Little Valley Park splash pad bathrooms the sink was shattered and ripped off of the wall.
  • Little Valley soccer fields bathroom had the toilet shattered.
  • Little Valley girl's bathroom had a door and door jam knocked out of the wall.
  • Snake Hollow bike park has had 6 soap dispensers smashed off the walls.
  • Sunset Park had the door kicked off of the hinges.
  • Sunset Park toilet paper dispenser lit on fire.
  • Sunset Park has had 4 soap dispensers smashed off the walls.
  • Snow Park bathroom had toilets smashed.
  • Bloomington bathroom had toilets blown up with an explosive.

To report vandalism in St. George, call the Parks Division at 435-627-4530.