Brooklyn's Playground has Vandals

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Updated: 4/10/2013 10:50 pm
        Over a year and half ago the Pocatello and Chubbuck community came together to build Brooklyn's Playground, a play area where all children of all capabilities could play safely. Wednesday, the mother of the little girl who sparked the idea of the playground says one of the toys has been destroyed, and she believes it was the doing of vandals.Summer Joy stopped by to get the details. 
        There is now one drum that is missing in the musical section at Brooklyn's Playground.

        "I like coming to this park becaue it's so fun and my favorite part is playing with friends, going down the slide, and it's just so much fun," said Adriana, a three year old.

        One local family of music lovers made their daughter's passing last forever by donating this musical section to Brooklyn's playground.A lot of hard work and sacrifice went into making this park what it is today, but sad to say, a couple of days ago vandals left their mark. 

        The city's parks and recreation is in charge of maintaining the park and has taken the broken drum to assess the damage and to find out if another one can be replaced.

        "Something I really love to play with is the drums," added Adriana.

        "This is a really nice park for the kids and I don't know why older kids would want to vandalize it because I'm sure it was very expensive to build. We would like to keep it around," added Sara Crawshaw, a concerned parent. 
        The community raised over 500 thousand dollars to build this playground and Melissa Fisher, the mother of Brooklyn, encourages anyone that sees someone mistreating or disrespecting the playground to please speak up and ask them to stop so that the community, can have this playground for many years to come. 

        "It's a great park and I hope to keep it around for a while," added Crawshaw. 

        If you see anyone vandalizing the playground please call local law enforcement. If you would like to help keep the park in good condition, you can donate at to brooklynsplayground.Org and click on the contribute link.  
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