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For Immediate Release
Friday, October 14, 2022

Tecumseh Parks Suffer Vandalism

Tecumseh, ON – The Town of Tecumseh is extremely disappointed to share news of recent vandalism to the washrooms at Weston Park, Optimist Park, Lakewood Park and McAuliffe Park.  

Tecumseh has a zero tolerance for vandalism and is working with the Essex County OPP to investigate the incident of vandalism at the parks.  

“I am extremely frustrated and disappointed by the actions of the individual’s who did this,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “They have disrespected our beautiful parks, our residents, and taxpayers’ dollars. If the damage continues, we have no choice but to close all the washrooms down for the remainder of the fall season. The senseless vandalism has reduced access to the beautiful facilities that many people in our community use every day.”

Additional security and monitoring are in place. Due to the vandalism, the following adjustments have been made: 

Weston Park – Washroom will be closed. Porta john is in place. 

Optimist Park - Washroom will be closed. Porta john is in place.

Lacasse Park, Lakewood Park, McAuliffe Park – Washroom will be closed at 6pm. 

Tecumseh joins surrounding municipalities in their frustration and disappointment over this damage and urges anyone who knows about these acts of senseless vandalism to come forward.

Anyone with information related to acts of vandalism should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously via CrimeStoppers at or 1-800-222-8477.  


Media Contact

Mackenzie Vandenberg

Communications Officer, Town of Tecumseh 

519-735-2184, ext. 136


Paul Anthony 

Director Community & Recreation Services, Town of Tecumseh