• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Schuylkill Banks sees spike in vandalism

  • Schuylkill Banks has sadly seen an uptick in vandalism. | file photo | Andrew Goodman


Penn Park may not have seen any crime, but ne’er-do-wells seem across the river at Schuylkill Banks.

Schuylkill Banks reports that vandalism and graffiti are on the rise in recent months, writing on their website:

“An especially bad graffiti bombing of the composting restroom by Walnut Street in early December put the restroom out of commission for several days as the SRDC maintenance team worked to remove all traces of the tags from this valuable amenity. A similar set of tags marred granite under the Chestnut Street Bridge, requiring help from the City's anti-graffiti team.”

Schuylkill Banks works with the city to get rid of graffiti within 24 hours, but they're also asking for your eyes and ears. If you see suspicious behavior and defacements-in-progress, you can help by calling 911 or the Fairmount Park Rangers at 215-685-0144.

 

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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