Vandals hit skate park

Several South Kitsap Skate Park Association members and local teens were busy removing graffiti Tuesday evening after someone reported the skate park’s bowl had been vandalized Monday night.

SKSPA members and local teens help clean up graffiti on Tuesday evening at the South Kitsap Stake Park.

SKSPA members and local teens help clean up graffiti on Tuesday evening at the South Kitsap Stake Park.

Several South Kitsap Skate Park Association members and local teens were busy removing graffiti Tuesday evening after someone reported the skate park’s bowl had been vandalized Monday night.

The vandalism comes less than two months after the South Kitsap Skate Park opened in late June.

Leslie Reynolds-Taylor, president of South Kitsap Skate Park Association, said it took about 90 minutes for the group to remove most of the graffiti — using an anti-graffiti solution.

“We got most of it off and all we need is some rain to remove the leftover residue,” Reynolds-Taylor said.

Rain was forecasted for the area Wednesday and Thursday.

“The plan is get the graffiti off the skate park as soon as it happens,” Reynolds-Taylor said. “Hopefully it will deter people from vandalizing the skate park.”

As of press time Wednesday, no report has been filed with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 13, teens sprayed graffiti including phrases and pictures on the memorial wall, playground, handicapped parking signs, picnic tables, walkway, garbage containers and a mural wall at Port Orchard Marina Park.

The teens were arrested by Port Orchard police.

 

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