By Heather Collins ‘
Vandals struck two Zionsville parks during the holiday season, and the extent of damage might not be known for weeks.
At Mulberry Fields Park, at least one vehicle went off the road at high speed and left deep ruts and skid marks on the turf. The incident may have damaged the irrigation lines that run throughout the fields.
Zionsville Parks Director Matt Dickey said the full extent of damage and fiscal impact won’t be known until spring, but he anticipates the turf will be repaired before the youth football and rugby seasons begin. He said the incident is disheartening because nonprofit youth football and rugby groups had contributed to the agronomic care of the fields the previous month.
In Turkey Foot Park, vandals spray-painted a sign and railings. Town staff members discovered the damage Dec. 26.
Both incidents are believed to have occurred the weekend before Christmas. The Zionsville Police Dept. boosted patrols in the area.