Vandals Wreck Victoria Park Toilets

Victoria Park visitors were incredibly disappointed this week to discover the toilets have been significantly vandalised.

This is the second incident of theft and vandalism to Waimakariri District Parks in the last two weeks – a favourite playground item was last week stolen from Gladstone Park in Woodend/Pegasus.20200731 - Victoria Park Toilets

It is believed that the Victoria Park damage happened on Wednesday 30 July with fixtures and fittings removed or smashed up and bespoke vinyl ripped from the walls.

Chris Brown, Manager, Community and Recreation says, “These facilities in a very popular park were recently refurbished to an excellent standard and are highly used by the public. It’s a mindless act of vandalism that could cost thousands of dollars to repair.”

The Council takes incidents like this very seriously and will be following up with the authorities.

We ask that members of the public are vigilant when using our parks and facilities and if they see any suspicious behaviour or witness any incidents they report these to Council through our Snap Send Solve app or call us on 0800 965 468.