The City of Balch Springs has placed a significant amount of investment into the public spaces that are part of the park system in Balch Springs. The significant increase in vandalism of Balch Springs Parks is costing the city thousands of dollars to make repairs. Vandals continue to plague the community, destroying lighting, and picnic areas, spraying graffiti, and damaging playground equipment or other amenities. Recent damages include attacks on Oakridge and Woodland parks. Routine maintenance work by city employees and maintenance funding must be diverted towards the replacement and fixing of damaged amenities. Residents, young and old, rely on recreational amenities for health and wellness, and fun and play. Please report destruction and crime. Support the preservation and viability of our beautiful park spaces so that the community can enjoy the great amenities.