Playground equipment, including a wheelchair accessible pirate ship, has been boarded up with timber after vandalism at Livvi's Place playground in Westport Park.
A side-by-side plastic slide has been removed from the structure after the park was vandalised earlier this week (July 22).
A Port Macquarie-Hastings Council spokesman said the slide had deteriorated after the incidents and had to be removed.
"The vandalism at Livvi's Place is a concern," he said.
"Council have made the area safe, and have assessed the damage so that the area can be returned to its original state as soon as possible.
"If the community witness vandalism to any public facilities Council encourage contacting the Police."
A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the vandalism is a constant issue. The park came under attack earlier this month.
"Almost every weekend there are new holes. It's so heartbreaking for our kids who go there every weekend," she said.
"We have to be careful they don't get hurt because of vandals.
"Our kids love that park and every single weekend it's getting more and more trashed.
"It's unfair for those of us who enjoy these things, that we can't have them anymore because idiots think it's fun to destroy things."
The park was originally planned and designed as an all abilities play space by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, national charity Touched By Olivia Foundation and commercial partners including the Newcastle Permanent Foundation.
The playground at Westport reserve features a nautical theme with a wheelchair accessible pirate ship painted by artist Carmel Dubreuil.
It was officially opened on December 2, 2014 by former mayor Peter Besseling.
About $130,000 was contributed towards replacement of the old playground equipment by the council, $50,000 was granted from the NSW Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Program and another $50,000 donated by the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
Touched by Olivia director Bec Ho said the vandalism is upsetting.
"Obviously the purpose of the space is a place where all of the community can belong and participate," she said.
"The fact that parts of it are being purposely vandalised is greatly disappointing and upsets us a lot."
Port Macquarie park-goer, Steph Maddren and son Banjo, said the park provided a variety of activities for children in summer and winter.
"The park is spacious and relatively safe surrounded by fences," said Mrs Maddren.
"The ship is such a focal point of the park.
"It's really disappointing and a real shame that it's been vandalised."
Park goer from Canberra, Katie Dekort and her daughter Hannah, said the park is one of the best they have seen in town and it was disappointing to be restricted by vandalism.
"It has a good range of equipment and there are some shaded areas," said Ms Dekort.
"It looks like it has catered to toddlers and youngsters so having the slide available would have been good.
"Hannah's second favourite thing is the slide. She definitely would have been on it if it was there."
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