Colin Draper and his son found this vandalised printer at Butter Factory Park in Drayton St, Nanango this morning.
Colin Draper and his son found this vandalised printer at Butter Factory Park in Drayton St, Nanango this morning. Colin Draper

Vandalised item found dumped in park

A VANDALISED home printer was the last thing Colin Draper expected to see when he took his four-year-old son to the park earlier today.

At 10.30am this morning, Colin took his young son to Butter Factory park in Drayton St, Nanango, to teach him how to ride his bike.

But instead of the quality father and son time, Colin spent the morning cleaning up the broken glass from a printer which had been smashed on the concrete path at the entrance to the park.

Mr Draper said he had seen this petty vandalism far too often and he has had enough.

"It just seems like every second day there is something else. We bring our kids here to play. It shouldn't be a dumping ground for knives and needles and now this," Mr Draper said.

Mr Draper said the Butter Factory Park had become notorious for broken beer bottles.

"I am forever picking up broken glass at the park," he said.

Mr Draper had some stern advice for anyone else thinking of using the Nanango Park as a dumping ground.

"If you're bored, why not get a job? I've been working since I was 12."

"And parents, keep an eye on your kids," Mr Draper said.