New Castle County playground is latest area hit with racist graffiti

(John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

(John Jankowski/for Newsworks)

New Castle County police officers want to know who would spread hate at a children’s playground with racist graffiti.

On Thursday, a family visiting Castle Hills Park discovered graffiti painted on children’s playground equipment. The family immediately reported the graffiti to police. One item was tagged with the letters, “KKK” but has since been washed off by park officials.

“Bigotry and intolerance have no place in Wilmington or in New Castle County and hate has no place in our county parks,” County Executive Matt Meyer said.

Police are now investigating the incident and the park remains open while officers and park staff keep a close watch on the playground. According to Meyer, the county will not be divided by such a racist act.

“Expressions of hate by a small number will ultimately only bring us together. I have asked our police department to make solving this crime a top priority.

The incident comes just days after a car in a Wilmington neighborhood was spray painted with racist graffiti and obscenities. State and local officials have condemned that attack.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call (302) 573-2800.

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