Little Aths track ripped up

LIONS Park in Sale was vandalised last week when a vehicle entered the park and tore up grass around the playground and field.

The shire owned park, located between Dawson and McLachlan Sts, Sale, is used regularly by many groups, including the Little Athletics Club.

Wellington Shire Council general manager built and natural environment Chris Hastie said he was disappointed in the way the park had been senselessly damaged.

“Council and community groups work very hard to maintain reserves like Lions Park for community use,” Mr Hastie said.

“Vandalism such as this is disheartening to user groups including the Little Athletics Club who regularly use this park to train and compete.”

Track marks indicated the vehicle entered the park via Dawson St through a narrow space between a bollard and a tree.

“Bollards installed at the edge of parks and reserves are there to discourage people from both destroying the surface of our parks and endangering users, especially children,” Mr Hastie said.

“Essentially, these vandals have wasted ratepayers’ money by committing this senseless act.”

Mr Hastie asked the community to be vigilant and report any cases of vandalism immediately to Sale police.