Vandals Damage Sculptures At Burien Town Square Park; Reward Offered For Information
Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services reported Tuesday (July 14th) that three out of four of the “plinth” sculptures installed in Burien’s new Town Square Park just last month were vandalized and damaged over this past weekend.
These are the smaller, more whimsical metallic sculptures that are scattered around the park and mounted on cement pedestals.
Below are before and after photos:
Elements of the sculptures appear to have been broken or sawed off.
The design, fabrication and installation of the sculptures had cost $30,000.
Burien Parks is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the persons responsible for this crime, and cash rewards of up to $1,000 are paid for information leading to an arrest.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers immediately at (206) 343-2020 or toll free at 1-800-CRIME-13 and give the tip to police without giving his/her name.
This is the second act of vandalism in a Burien park within the last two weeks â€“ as we reported previously, on June 28th vandals tagged the brand new picnic shelter at Seahurst Park.