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Entrance sign at popular Boise park defaced with spray paint, profane graffiti

Leadership Boise helps clean Table Rock

Leadership Boise spent its Saturday cleaning up Table Rock. Volunteers helped pick up litter and clean graffiti off the iconic ‘B’ as part of a community service project.
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Leadership Boise spent its Saturday cleaning up Table Rock. Volunteers helped pick up litter and clean graffiti off the iconic ‘B’ as part of a community service project.

Someone left their mark on Boise’s Kathryn Albertson Park late last week, upsetting park-goers over the Mother’s Day weekend.

The rock entrance sign to the city park was defaced with red spray paint. Parks staff had it cleaned up by Monday morning.

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Kathryn Albertson Park is at 1001 N. Americana Boulevard, across the street from Ann Morrison Park. One Statesman reader said she saw the graffiti early Friday morning, so she believes it happened Thursday night.

Bonnie Shelton, a spokeswoman for Boise Parks and Recreation, said the department was notified of the graffiti Saturday night. They used plastic and tape to cover up the profanity on Sunday and got to work cleaning it off early Monday morning.

“Our team found it somewhat difficult to remove because that rock has aged over the years plus it’s a porous surface — you have to be very careful due to the sandstone,” Shelton told the Statesman. “The paint was from a spray can, so our team took extreme care to remove it and were successful in doing so without further damage to the stone. They used paint removal chemicals and a power washer.”

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Katy Moeller kmoeller@idahostatesman.com

Shelton said this is the time of year when parks staff typically sees an increase in graffiti. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Boise Police through Ada County Dispatch’s non-emergency line: 208-377-6790.

Graffiti was also found on the Kuna Greenbelt over the weekend, according to KTVB. An upset resident told the TV station that he and others scrubbed it and used a power washer to clean it up.

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