PARKERSBURG - Kenny George, concerned citizen and advocate for the Fort Neal Skate Park, said vandalism has been a reoccurring problem at the Parkersburg park.
George said the skate park, at 1050 First Ave., has dealt with vandalism since opening in August 2011. Most recently, someone used a black marker to draw profanity, write names and other markings on the concrete at the skate park, George said.
George said he worked with the city to help build the park, and he believes in the initiative to keep it clean.
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Fort Neal Skate Park vandalism that apparently occurred Sunday night is being investigated by Parkersburg Police Department detectives.
"I'm trying to keep it nice and clean for the youth, the community," he said Tuesday.
The park was built by Grindline Skateparks Inc. and held a grand opening on Aug. 30, 2011.
Parkersburg Police Department detectives are aware of the incident and are working to solve the graffiti/vandalism case, he said. The drawings were done on Sunday night, he said.
The graffiti is on the back end of the 10,000-square-foot concrete park.
George said police detectives will look at the security cameras around the skate park to try to determine who committed the crime. A police patrolman inspected the damage Monday afternoon, George said.
Police were unavailable for comment Wednesday.