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Parks in Coffeyville Vandalized


Two parks in Coffeyville have been vandalized with spray paint.


Over the weekend, graffiti was sprayed on the historic Works Progress Administration shelter and new playground equipment at Little Pfister Park in addition to one of the shelters at Walter Johnson Park.  Paint was sprayed on the concrete, original stonework, and wooden structure of the shelter as well as the new jungle gym and spring features. It's believed the vandalism took place overnight on Friday night.  A group of Coffeyville citizens started the process of cleaning the structure, and city officials expressed their gratitude regarding their efforts, although they are asking that everyone refrain from further cleaning efforts as some chemicals can cause the paint to spread.  City crews will continue cleanup and power washing efforts tomorrow.  The new equipment was installed in February of this year to kick off planned annual park improvements, and the WPA shelter had recently been repainted by a community group.


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