The new agility course built at the end of October at the has been vandalized twice, the most recent incident occurring Monday.
Both times, it was the dog jumps that have been destroyed, says OLAE founding member and Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis.
, on the north side of the popular gathering spot for dogs and their owners at Marina Beach Park, was the result of an Eagle Scout project by Alex Young and Boy Scout Troop 312.
"Those boys and their families spent many hours creating this wonderful addition to our park,” said OLAE director and scout master Shay Hastler. “It's sad that people can't respect other people's property." Hastler and Edmonds Parks and Recreation manager Rich Lindsay both managed the detailed and time-consuming Eagle Scout project process, said Buckshnis.
The agility course consist of three jumps, a set of weave poles and an A-frame ramp.
Buckshnis says that Lindsay had park crews repaired the first instance of damage two weeks ago.
“This newest incident showed that rather than one jump, now two had been destroyed,” said Buckshnis. “Mr. Lindsay was more than kind and said perhaps a very big dog destroyed the jumps. Park crews will be repairing the damage in the upcoming week. If you see any suspicious behavior at the dog park, please call 911 to report the incident.”