• Snohomish park gets creative to keep vandals out


    The City of Snohomish is taking a unique approach to stop vandalism in one of its most popular parks by adding boulders to the landscape and installing hidden game cameras.

    Officials say that people are drinking, using drugs and driving their cars off the paved areas in the park, as well as doing donuts in the grass. 

    In the last few months, they say the damage has gotten worse and cleanup is not cheap. Snohomish officials say it costs 150 man hours every time they have to send crews in to clean up.

    For KIRO 7 News at 6 p.m., Joanna Small reports that to deter people from driving their cars into the park, officials have installed boulders. Watch on-air or at this link.

    The city already owned the boulders, but had to buy a few more to complete the project. In all, it cost about $400 to install.

    Crews have installed game cameras throughout the park, in places like trees and lamp posts. Crews are moving the cameras around to determine where the best spots are for them.


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