SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Sections of a historic children’s playground in Golden Gate Park were hit by vandals, according to a tweet posted Sunday by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department.
The playground, now called Koret Children’s Quarters, is located at Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bowling Green Drive, near the popular Herschell-Spillman carousel, which was not damaged in the incident.
Recreation & Parks tells KPIX that it is believed to be the worst case of park vandalism in over a decade.
Originally called the Sharon Quarters for Children the playground opened in 1888 and is perhaps the country’s first public playground, according to the Rec & Park website.
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