Zion National Park reports rampant vandalism

Posted at 7:59 AM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 19:42:41-04

ZION N.P., Utah — Zion National Park on Monday reported that staff has been working to clean widespread vandalism recently.

According to a statement, the vandalism includes rock carvings and scratches, stickers, permanent markers, and spray paint.

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Park rangers clean spray paint graffiti at Zion National Park, April 2022

"Not only is graffiti unsightly it damages natural and cultural resources that the park protects. Over 5 million people visit Zion every year. Allow other park visitors to experience the wonder of Zion by leaving rocks, plants, artifacts, and other objects as you found them," the park said in an email.

The park released a video on their YouTube channel showing some of the vandalism and their efforts to repair the damage.

The park advised visitors to report vandals if they catch them in the act. Or, anyone doing anything that could be considered dangerous or criminal.

They said to take a picture or video and find a ranger to report the activity.