UPDATE: The graffiti has been cleaned from the sign
The controversial Mount Pleasant park sign continues to make headlines.
The “Dude Chilling Park” sign at Guelph Park on 8th Avenue and Guelph St. has been vandalized.
In November 2012, the “Dude Chilling Park” sign was installed at the park by a local artist as a parody of official park signs.
The mock sign was initially taken down.
But, the Vancouver Park Board approved the new sign in February after a petition calling for its return garnered more than 1,800 signatures.
The sign was officially approved as a piece of public artwork, but not without some opposition from area residents.
Vancouver Park Board commissioner Sarah Blyth, who was instrumental in getting the sign approved, says they hope to have the sign fixed.
Blyth is disappointed someone would do this to a sign that, she says, has grown the popularity of the park.
“It is not the best way to get your point across,” says Blyth. “It is just an art piece and people really care about it. I have heard nothing but positive things from the folks visiting the park. It is very unfortunate that someone would do this. There are other ways of making a point.”
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