Morgan County leaders beg for maturity after vandalism at parks

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – County leaders are frustrated and sending a message: What you might believe to be funny or a prank may just be a crime and could end up costing taxpayers.

The Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department says this week there were at least two cases of vandalism at local parks.

The department says someone broke into an information kiosk at Burkhart Creek County Park in Paragon (see image with this story), stealing new mileage maps and leaving rubbish in its place.

Someone also tossed new picnic tables over the river bank on the White River Greenway Trail at Old Town Waverly Park in Martinsville.

“Your Morgan County Park Board works hard to procure, maintain and protect your park system,” the department wrote. “(This vandalism) does not send a good message to those in county government who want to see good stewardship of the properties.”

If you know anything about these two vandalism cases, or you see any mischief in the future, you’re urged to contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 765-342-5544.

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