The following was released by the Gilroy Police Department on Monday afternoon.
The City of Gilroy has experienced a recent rash of vandalisms and theft from our city parks.
Some of these incidents include the destruction of fences to the theft of swings. The cost to make these repairs has been significant.
We are asking the community for assistance by reporting illegal activity and suspicious people, especially during the late hours.
As a reminder, parks with night-lighted court facilities are closed all year from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Other parks are closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from November through February and from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from March through October.
No person shall enter or remain in a park during hours of closure without prior approval of the director.
With your assistance we can help preserve the quality of our parks and provide a safe and clean environment for our children to play.
Anyone with information regarding any of the incidents is urged to contact The Gilroy Police Department at 408-846-0350. Parties wishing to remain anonymous may call We-Tip at 1-800-782-7463 (1-800-78-CRIME).