Vandals Again Strike Newly Renovated Mariners Park in Prince Rupert

The newly-renovated Mariners Park playground in Prince Rupert has been damaged by vandals.

Someone has spray-painted obscenities on some of the playground equipment, as well as the names "Logan" and "Marissa", while parts of the rubberized floor have been gouged.

The City of Prince Rupert released a statement this morning, saying the act was "beyond disrespectful".

Several community members spent much of the day scrubbing the mess off.

The park was recently upgraded -- a $258,000 project spearheaded by the Prince Rupert Lions Club, with financial contributions from the Port of Prince Rupert, Ridley Terminals and other companies. 

During the construction, the park was vandalized three times, adding $15,000 to the project's cost. 

Since then, the City took steps to improve lighting above the playground, and it's now appealing to the public to come forward with any information they might have to help the RCMP track down those responsible for the latest damage. 

[PHOTO:  From Facebook Video by Tyler Portelance]