Loren Cutri and her family were enjoying a day at the park on Tuesday when she discovered a full syringe at one of the park’s shelters.
She posted the images of what she found on Facebook, hoping to bring attention to the issue.
She says this isn’t the first time she’s had experiences like that at Beatty Park. And after coming across trash, destroyed playgrounds, and dirty shelters, she wants to see change.
Now she’s asking the city and the community to help preserve the only park in the south end of Steubenville.
City police patrol the park, but City Manager Mavromatis says this has been an ongoing issue for years.
And Mavromatis wants to remind the community that if anyone sees anything questionable or suspicious in any of the city’s parks, you’re asked to call the police immediately so that they can respond to the situation.