Rising Vandalism Plagues Cape Girardeau's Public Restrooms

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, has experienced a surge in public restroom vandalism this year, coinciding with an increase in daytime closures. Local resident, Venessa Angel, expressed concern about the deteriorating state of these facilities, emphasizing the need for clean and safe spaces for families, and the City Park Manager, Brock Davis, explained that frequent maintenance and repairs are necessary due to vandalism, incurring costs and inconvenience for both city employees and taxpayers. Efforts are being made to make the restrooms more vandal-resistant.

Residents hope for community action to deter further vandalism. City Park Manager Davis encourages people to report any incidents to the Parks and Recreation Department or the police to address this ongoing issue.