Smith Creek Soccer Center damaged by vandals driving on turf

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:56am

The Town of Wake Forest is asking for the public’s help identifying the person or persons responsible for vandalizing Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road.

Sometime Sunday or Monday, one or more vandals damaged the soccer field by recklessly driving one or more vehicles on the park grounds. On Tuesday morning, Town officials discovered deep tire tracks and damaged turf throughout the park.

“I’m disgusted that someone would so callously cause so much damage,” said Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Director Ruben Wall. “Our park maintenance staff take great pride in maintaining all our parks, so this act will not be taken lightly.”

According to Wall, the Town will likely spend approximately $300 to repair the damaged turf. A portion of the soccer center may have to be closed while repairs are made.

Anyone with information concerning the vandalism at Smith Creek Soccer Center is asked to call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-554-6150. You may remain anonymous.