The Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department has installed security gates at the entrance to Rotary Park to deal with a vandalism problem. These gates will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The new security was instituted this week.

Park patrons must pay attention to the time in the evenings. The gates are automatic and will close promptly at 9 p.m., according to a news release from the county, which owns the park.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett further explained the gate installation in the release: “Unfortunately, we have incurred significant vandalism in Rotary Park on several occasions, and it seems to occur in the late evening hours. We hope that by installing these security gates we can continue to allow the citizens to enjoy the park, while at the same time deter further vandalism in the park after hours.”

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