Schuylkill Banks sees spike in vandalism

Penn Park may not have seen any crime, but ne’er-do-wells seem across the river at Schuylkill Banks.

Schuylkill Banks reports that vandalism and graffiti are on the rise in recent months, writing on their website:

“An especially bad graffiti bombing of the composting restroom by Walnut Street in early December put the restroom out of commission for several days as the SRDC maintenance team worked to remove all traces of the tags from this valuable amenity. A similar set of tags marred granite under the Chestnut Street Bridge, requiring help from the City’s anti-graffiti team.”

Schuylkill Banks works with the city to get rid of graffiti within 24 hours, but they’re also asking for your eyes and ears. If you see suspicious behavior and defacements-in-progress, you can help by calling 911 or the Fairmount Park Rangers at 215-685-0144.


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