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Zion National Park Rangers Request the Public’s Help After Someone Painted Large Blue Squares on Sandstone on the Kolob Terrace

Blue Square Vandalism on Kolob Terrace Road

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News Release Date: August 3, 2020

Contact: Jeff Axel, (435) 772-0160

SPRINGDALE, UT - Park Rangers at Zion National Park are seeking information regarding the vandalism of sandstone in the northwest corner of the park. The vandalism consisted of approximately six bright blue squares, approximately 3’ by 3’, painted on the sandstone, one mile south of the Wildcat Trailhead. It is currently believed that the blue paint is part of a masonry or art project.

While most of the paint was removed, the area still has some paint remaining on the sandstone. Graffiti and other forms of damage to parks are harmful and illegal. Repair of vandalized sites is costly and time consuming. The staff often cannot restore sites and resources to their former condition.

If you have information that could help identify those responsible, please contact us. This information could help investigators. Callers don’t have to identify who they are but are asked to share what they know so rangers can prevent this from happening in the future.

Tip Line: (888) 653-0009

Last updated: August 3, 2020

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Springdale, UT 84767


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