The North Buckhead Civic Association and members of St. James United Methodist Church on Peachtree Dunwoody Road said the church’s playground is closed for repairs “until further notice” after it was vandalized.

Beverly Pearce, church administrator,  said “some kids” damaged the playground, including tearing shingles off the roof of a play shed and hobbling a “water feature,” by cluttering it with debris. Pearce said the church has filed a police report.

“It has been a great neighborhood spot and such destruction is uncalled for,” Pearce said.

— Dan Whisenhunt

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.