The popular playground has been closed to the public because of vandalism.
Sue Hardrath, director of the church’s preschool, said the vandals tore some shingles off a playhouse, pulled down some ropes and dented a tin roof by walking upon it. They also attempted to pull off the weathervane from atop a playhouse, and left it lying on its side. Shingles were found in the playground's water feature.
“This playground is used a lot by the community,” she said. “It’s very shady, and it’s nicer to be out in the summertime. It’s always open; now it’s locked.”
She said the playground was renovated about a year ago through funds raised by the church.
The Atlanta police have been notified, but have not yet come to the scene to make a report, she said.
She intends to have the playground open for summer camp the week of July 18.