The city of Algoma Parks Committee has announced that Perry Field will be closed to the public after 3:30 p.m. until further notice after efforts to curb vandalism and littering failed to produce results.

The Algoma Youth Club/Algoma Parks & Rec social media page posted this message Thursday (June 18):

Sadly, things have not improved at Perry Field with the vandalism, graffiti and garbage issues. The Parks Committee has approved the closure of this park from 3:30 pm to 8:00 am. We hope to see improvements so that it can be open for use during regular hours. We’d like to thank those individuals, families and park workers that have gone in to clean on a daily basis. It is time for those that are causing the problem realize that behaviors need to change so that EVERYONE can enjoy going to a clean, safe park.