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Wabash Trail Users Upset about Graffiti

Updated: Friday, July 4 2014, 12:11 AM CDT

Those who bike, run or walk the Wabash Trail on the west side of Springfield are upset about graffiti spray painted along the pathway.

There are inappropriate pictures, words, even a swastika painted on the walkway.

Those living in the area say the graffiti has been here for at least two months.

One resident even tells us the vandals spray painted "KKK" on his mailbox, which he has since painted over.

Derek Harms, executive director of the Springfield Park District, says this kind of vandalism is a constant problem.

"Vandalism in our parks whether it's on our trails, a lot of vandalism happens in and around our playground systems and to our shelters, and bathrooms and even in our facilities as well. It's one of the unfortunate realities of managing a public facility," Harms said.

Harms tells us the park district staff is trained to respond to vandalism, and they take care of it as quickly as possible when it's reported.

If you see any vandalism at Springfield parks or along the trails, the park district asks that you call it's administrative office.

If you witness someone in the act of vandalizing park property, you should call police.

Wabash Trail Users Upset about Graffiti

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