Crime

Savannah’s Playground in Grand Park is vandalized

By Jennifer Donovan

jdonovan@thesunnews.com

Savannah Thompson receives a check with Mayor John Rhodes for Savannah's Playground from the Carolina Country Music Fest in June 2015.
Savannah Thompson receives a check with Mayor John Rhodes for Savannah's Playground from the Carolina Country Music Fest in June 2015.

Myrtle Beach police investigated vandalism at the construction site of Savannah’s Playground at Grand Park in The Market Common on Sunday.

Concept signs for the future park were vandalized with obscene messages.

Our Grand Strand News Alliance Partner WPDE spoke with Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes about the incident. “Someone that is low enough to do this on a project that is designed for children, not just children with special needs but all children, is pretty low down.”

Savannah’s Playground is designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunities with ADA approved equipment and structures.

The park is named after Savannah Thompson, who was born with a condition called Williams Syndrome that causes heart defects and developmental delays. Savannah also plays soccer and baseball with the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues.

For more information about Savannah’s Playground, visit http://savannahsplayground.org.

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