Vandalism Strikes Public Parks in Windsor-Essex

The Municipality of Lakeshore reports that at least nine public park washrooms have been vandalized over the past month, leading to their early closure for the season. Incidents from mid to late September include extensive damage like broken mirrors, clogged toilets, and even a melted garbage can found inside one facility. Mayor Tom Bain expressed his frustration over these acts, highlighting the negative impact on park users and visitors. In addition to this, catch basins at local parks have had their lids removed, posing hazards, and have been filled with garbage. The town is urging anyone with information on the vandalism to contact Lakeshore OPP or report the issue directly to the municipality. Similar incidents of vandalism were also reported at Captain Wilson park in south Windsor and the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle.