Spray-painting vandals target Goodale Park neighborhood

Vandals are hitting the neighborhood around Goodale Park. (WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus Police now searching for vandals who left Goodale Park a spray-painted mess.

"It saddens me, that somebody would destroy something so beautiful," said Ann Strean, as she looked at several rocks bordering a pond inside Goodale park that had been sprayed with graffiti over the weekend.

The Friends of Goodale Park now posting photos of defaced landscaping and benches on it's Facebook page.

"I am an artist," said Arwen Kmet, "I definitely appreciate art, I think there are fabulous graffiti artists around Columbus, but I don't think there's a point to doing it in a park."

Similar vandalism also has been discovered a few blocks down the street from the Short North Park.

The Park Street Cantina posted security camera footage on it's Facebook Page of someone tagging a donkey statue that welcomes customers in front of the restaurant.

The vandalism appears to have been done with the similar color spray paint found at Goodale Park.

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department now working to clean the rocks and furniture tagged by vandals inside Goodale Park. The statute in front of the Cantina has already been cleaned of the graffiti.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545

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