Part of a new sensory playground in Plainfield has been vandalized.
Earlier this month, volunteers began constructing a sensory hut inside Lions Park, which is the first phase of a future all ages playground expected to provide children of varying abilities a place to play.
Officials said sometime over the weekend, vandals damaged and defaced part of the hut.
Found inside of the hut were chalk and marker drawings and words on the walls, and free-standing materials, meant to teach children, were also damaged.
The hut was paid for with a $5,000 donation made by the “Lowe’s Heroes” program.
The full playscape is set to be built in 2017. The project was brought forward after several parents raised concerns about the accessibility of local playgrounds.
The group hopes to raise $220,000 to complete the playground, which is expected to include ramped entries for wheelchairs and adaptive equipment and free-standing materials.
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