Community Meeting Set to Curb Park Vandalism


The number of vandalism reports in Wythogan Park has slowed, but it continues.

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers is attempting to gather information to help curb the ongoing damage reported in Knox’s most popular park.

A meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox where opinions will be noted about ways to improve security. Any other suggestions will be welcome during this information session.

Officers from the Knox City Police Department as well as the Starke County Sheriff’s Department will attend the meeting along with representatives from the prosecutor’s office, probation department and Starke County Community Corrections. Community members are also invited to share ideas on how to keep all of the parks free from vandalism.

A task force may be assembled to monitor activities in the park. Officers from the Knox City Police Department will continue their patrols in the park.