City of Ottawa park officials are reminding visitors to be on the lookout for suspicious activity, such as graffiti or graffiti tags, on the park’s website.
“If you notice that your favorite park park is getting a lot of graffiti or tagging or something like that, just tell us and we’ll take it down,” said Linda Lepp, an assistant city manager.
Lepp said it can take up to a week for an issue to be corrected.
The issue occurred recently on a visitor’s favorite park.
“We’ve been doing this since 2009,” she said.
“And now we’ve been asked about this for the past few years.”
According to city hall, graffiti tags have been found on park buildings and a visitor visiting from another city was also recently tagged.
Park staff say the tags have since been removed.
“It’s just a sign that we’ve had a problem,” said Lepp.
Leipp said the city is notifying visitors who have been tagged.
The city says it’s aware of several incidents that have occurred on its website and on the parks website.
It’s also trying to keep its website up to date.
“Our website is still being updated as well,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
Watson said a city staff member will be in contact with visitors in the future. “
Somebody’s tagging the website, we don’t know who it is.”
Watson said a city staff member will be in contact with visitors in the future.
The graffiti tags were spotted on the visitor’s favourite park at the Royal Ottawa.
A photo of the graffiti tags was shared on social media by the City of Edmonton’s city council, who called on the city to step up enforcement.
“The City of Canada has a responsibility to act as the guardian of the Parks, and to protect visitors from tagging their own favourite parks, but it is also our duty to ensure that visitors have access to the parks they love,” said the letter, signed by Coun.
Ryan O’Brien, Coun.
Scott Brison, and Coun.
“With the recent increase in tagging, our City is stepping up our enforcement of tagging,” they wrote.
The letter was sent to the mayor and park director.
“Park officials are aware of an issue that has been reported in our parks,” said a statement from the city.
“This is not a new issue.
In fact, it has been documented on our website, in a recent report by the Parks and Wildlife Services.
“As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to enforce the rules of the park, park visitors will be able to access and explore parks from their own home and will have access access to park resources that are not readily accessible to park visitors. “
In the meantime, the City is offering free entry to visitors who wish to view their favourite park, and are visiting from outside the City’s jurisdiction.”
“As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to enforce the rules of the park, park visitors will be able to access and explore parks from their own home and will have access access to park resources that are not readily accessible to park visitors.
The park visitors are welcome to visit the parks with us, and park visitors can contact the City for any additional information or assistance.”
The letter says the parks department is also in the midst of a redesign, which includes new signage, a new website and a more transparent visitor experience.
“Any visitor who wishes to visit our parks and enjoy the park environment can do so,” it reads.
The statement also says the city will be looking for ways to make visitors feel safer on their visits to the park.
On Tuesday, the city issued a news release saying the city would be working with the park office and park staff to get to the bottom of the issue.