La Conner skate park tagged with racist graffiti


December 1, 2021

GRAFITTI MADE FOR GRIM FACES AT THE SKATE PARK – Overnight Nov. 24-25 probable out-of-towners to the La Conner community struck the skate park at the north end of Sixth Street, spraying obscenities and defacing almost every surface. Eric Whitehead, left, and Landon Stevens were worried and upset by the vandalism. See police blotter, page 10. – Photo by Ken Stern

In a community where good art is appreciated and great art revered, racist graffiti has no place.

Especially when the place in question is as public as the popular skate park on the La Conner schools campus at the end of North Sixth Street and the offensive tagging turns up on Thanksgiving Day.

That is a bad combination all the way around.

Profanity and images painted in yellow and white greeted youths on skates and scooters who gathered at the park’s cement bowl to enjoy the outset of a five-day Thanksgiving break from classes.

The scene, which should have been festive, instead refle...

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