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June 12, 2014

Vandals attack recreation fields

MILLEDGEVILLE — Baldwin County Manager Ralph McMullen mentioned disturbing vandalism at the upper county recreation track and soccer complex off Highway 212 last week.

Recreation Director Bill McNair said the incident happened during the evening of May 31.

McNair suspects a single truck did the damage to several places including Field No. 1, which stands inside the track, and Field No. 5

The culprit pulled down a goal post and plowed from one end of the field to the other.

McMullen said the a culprit made donuts, put pretty large ruts and tore up some sod in Field No. 1 and Field No. 5.

McNair said this happened three years ago on a smaller scale.

“It was something that we were able to overcome because it was just one spot,” the recreation director said.

County staff fixed the leaning goal post and is trying to remedy the turf damage in-house through topdressing and some sod. McNair estimated a few thousand dollars worth of damage.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office received an incident report.

Cameras or other preventative measures will hopefully deter a similar occurrence to a public park.

“We've been trying to leave it as accessible to people as possible because they like using the track,” McNair said. “If we are going to have people with no regard for the facility and don't want to take care of it, we are going to have to figure out a different way to secure it, which may mean the accessibility may not be as easy as it is.”

 

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