Trampolines at a popular Parksville park are going to need to be repaired after they were recently damaged.
The City of Parksville said in a press release issued earlier this month that the in-ground trampolines in the Lions Ventureland Playground at Parksville Community Park suffered heavy damage after they were vandalized.
According to the City, one trampoline had its rubber mesh cut through completely while a second trampoline had visible cut marks.
One trampoline has been removed for the safety of park users while the other is being monitored by staff, the City notes.
“These well-used trampolines are a unique part of the playground, and it is disappointing they are once again not available to children due to vandalism. As well, it is most discouraging for City staff and Parksville Lions Club members who maintain and care for the playground,” the City said in a press release on its website.
As a result, replacement webs are needed for both trampolines, which the city estimates will cost anywhere between $6,000 to $7,000 and will take weeks to arrive.
The City says it has also reported the vandalism to Oceanside RCMP.