Damage reported at Shreveport park designed for special needs children

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A park in Shreveport designed for children with special needs is targeted once again by vandals.  One of the park’s board members is asking for the public’s assistance.

The park is the only one of its kind within 100 miles.  A local group went to Facebook Monday morning asking for help.

Right to Play opened up the Leaps and Bounds playground more than ten years ago.  The park’s board is asking the public to come forward and report any cases of vandalism.

The park was designed to give children with special needs the opportunity to play with other kids.  One of the biggest attractions at the park are the musical instruments.  Some have recently been damaged.  Most of the damaged items had to be removed by the park’s board.

Twila Dunlap says, “It’s just really important that people realize that this is a special place.  It’s not just a playground.  It’s a special playground and we need to make note of that and try to educate everyone and care for it like it’s yours.”

The board plans to start replacing the damaged musical instruments.  Last year someone spray painted graffiti on the playground equipment.  The park’s board is asking the public to report any damage immediately to police.

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