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City: If vandalism continues at splash pad, Van will add fences, charge fee

Source: City of Van Facebook page Source: City of Van Facebook page
VAN, TX (KLTV) -

An act of vandalism at a splash pad at a Van park prompted city leaders to post a warning on Facebook about the consequences if similar crimes continue to occur at the facility.

“To everyone who uses the Splash Pad and van Park Facilities, if the vandalism continues, and people do not follow the rules that are clearly posted, the city will have no choice but to fence in the Splash Pad and charge a usage fee.”

The Facebook post from the City of Van also urged parents and guardians to supervise their children at the Splash Pad. Park attendees are also urged to call the Van Police Department or city hall if they see someone acting suspicious or something wrong.

“The city has invested a lot of your money into the park facilities to improve the quality of living in our area, and we are depending on you to help take care of your facilities, so we do not have to charge fees or raise taxes.”

The Facebook also stated that the city needs to be able to focus its resources into repairing streets and keeping the utilities in compliance instead of spending its time repairing vandalism.

“To the person or persons that decided to take one of the buckets from our Splash Pad,” the Facebook post stated. “We will find out who you are, and you will be prosecuted and not just a slap on the wrist.”

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