Repairs are underway at Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo after a large section of synthetic turf was cut out and stolen from the playground area earlier this month.
The vandalism on a slide hill reportedly happened sometime during the overnight hours on Monday, Oct. 7.
City officials say they've heard from a number of community members concerned about the cost to repair the vandalism, which is estimated at about $10,000 - $9,000 for the materials and approximately $1,000 for the investigation, coordination of work, and time it takes to respond to community members inquiring about the incident.
The City says the material that was cut is different from those available at hardware stores as it is stronger, thicker and has added padding for play.
For safety reasons, a larger section will be needed for replacement.
City officials say they've reviewed surveillance video from that night but at last check, had not identified any suspects.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is urged to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7312.
The City was hoping repairs would be complete by the end of the month.