City of Framingham Closes Skate Park After Weekend Vandalism

Originally Posted on May 14. Updated with information from press release from the City at 1:20 p.m.


FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham closed its new skate park, until further notice, after weekend vandalism, announced Framingham Parks & Recreation today on social media.

SOURCE was the first to report on the “hate” messages spray painted on the concrete skate park, set to have its grand opening in June.

“The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Division is working with the Skatepark’s designer to appropriately assess and repair the damage in time for the grand opening,” said the City in a press release.

“The skate park will remain closed until the graffiti is removed and construction is complete,” said the City in a media release issued after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Work was done to remove the graffiti on Saturday and again Monday.

Framingham Police are still investigating the vandalism and hate messages spray painted on the skate park between Friday night and Saturday morning.

“I would like to acknowledge the scores of residents that have called and offered their services to assist in the removal process. Framingham is truly amazing, and we are thankful for the community’s support,” said James Snyder, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, in a press release.

Community members are asked to report any suspicious or illegal activity in the park to the Framingham Police Department, said the press release.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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