The Algoma Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the Perry Field Park will be closed from 3:30PM until 8AM until further notice. The closure was prompted by vandalism, graffiti, and littering. Algoma Park and Recreation Directer Sara Robertson says the hope is that this closure can lead to better behavior in the park moving forward..
The cleanup effort does have costs, which could otherwise be used to improve facilities.
Robertson says shining a light on the problem can help people speak up and encourage everyone to take better care of the parks…
These incidents have not been entirely isolated to Perry Field, but as that area is enclosed by a fence it can be closed. There will also be an increased police presence in and around city parks.