Officials Hope New Fence Will Cut Vandalism At Sledding Hill
Injuries are down, but vandalism is up at the sledding hill at Thompson Park in Watertown.
Fences at the top and bottom of the hill have been vandalized five times.
The city has a plastic mesh fence at the bottom to stop sledders from hitting stone pillars and a wooden fence at the top to keep them from going too high up the hill.
Parks and Recreation officials want to replace the wooden fence with a chain-link fence.
"If we put a chain-link fence at the top, it's highly unlikely somebody's going to go try to cut through a chain-link fence to try to sled from the top of the hill," said Parks and Recreation superintendent Erin Gardner.
City council needs to approve the new fence before it can be installed.
Saturday, August 29, 2015, Watertown, NY
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