People walk through Manitowoc's Washington Park at night.
Washington Park had a rough year.
Officers were called to the downtown-area park 38 times between June 1 and Sept. 1, compared with eight times last summer, said Capt. Jason Freiboth of the Manitowoc Police Department.
Police temporarily closed Washington Park during incidents in August and in September to disperse groups of kids fighting. The park also was defaced by graffiti severals time this year, most recently in October. ...