Company donates sand to vandalized SF park

A donation from a global business rectified the latest in a string of vandalism incidents at Mission Dolores Park, where shards of glass once littered the playground and forced the closure of the sandbox to children for weeks.

Cemex, a building-materials provider, delivered 20 tons of sand Monday to refill the Helen Diller Playground, which was emptied by The City after vandals shattered glass bottles on an adjacent wall Feb. 19, Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman Connie Chan said.

“It's a real pleasure to help ensure the prompt reopening of the sandbox at the playground,” Cemex spokeswoman Sara Engdahl said in a statement.

Chan said the Recreation and Park Department was working with Cemex to refill the sandbox.

Last month, the other side of the park was vandalized when someone hot-wired a construction vehicle and spun around on the grass, causing roughly $100,000 in damage to the field.

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