The City of El Paso is asking for the public’s assistance after a playground and a gymnasium were vandalized this past weekend.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident after parks and recreation staff discovered that playground equipment, with a fire truck theme, at the Paseos de Los Heroes Park, 601 E. 8th Street, was destroyed by a fire. Vandalism was also discovered at the gymnasium at the Armijo Recreation Center located at 700 E. 7th Street. The gym was closed after park staff discovered four broken skylights and damage to the air conditioning ducts. Necessary repairs have been made and the gym is now open to the public. The El Paso Police Department is investigating this incident.

The Parks and Recreation Department is asking the public to report damaged playground equipment or vandalism including suspicious or illegal activity at parks and facilities by calling the El Paso Police Department at 832-4400. Emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1.

If you have any information on these incidents please contact the police department at 915-832-4400.