By Lindsay Doty
The Brownsburg Parks and Recreation Department is working with Brownsburg police after a group of individuals vandalized the Watermill Splash Pad at Williams Park the night before opening day.
Surveillance cameras show five people vandalizing the splash pad area late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Staff members say they tagged equipment, surfaces, and nearby trails with obscene words and images.
The mess was discovered Saturday morning by staffers who were getting ready to open the splash pad for the summer season.
“We do have them on camera and we believe we know who the individuals are. We are working with police and the school corporation,” Jonathan Blake, assistant director of operations and development at the Brownsburg Parks Department, said. “It’s extremely frustrating and disappointing.”
Security cameras were added to the popular park located at 940 S. Locust Lane several years ago after other incidents of vandalism. Williams Park includes a giant playground, practice fields, a trail, picnic tables, the splash pad and bathrooms.
“We are extremely thankful there was no physical damage or something broken because then we would not be able to operate,” Blake added.
The splash pad has been cleaned up and is open daily for the season. It is free to the community.