The eagle carving in Dykshoorn Park has been vandalized, said Sue Hoffman of the Mandan Heritage Plaza Foundation on Wednesday.

"That's not right," Hoffman said as she noticed the vandalism when she arrived at the park on Wednesday.

The nearly 10-foot-tall eagle carving cost $1,400 and is only 1 year old.

A bench was also vandalized, and the Vern Cermak Band Shell was hit with nail polish that will be especially tough to repair since the walls are made of brick, Hoffman said. 

Hoffman said she's waiting to hear back from the carver, Joe Wavra, to see what the best way is to remove the graffiti.

Since there are no cameras in the park, there is little legal recourse the foundation can take. Hoffman said now they may have to put up cameras in the park and that is "really unfortunate."

Although disappointed, Hoffman had a message for the vandals: "They can come and fix it."

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