- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - There will be increased security this summer at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane.

The goal is to crack down on vandalism at the park, which was the site of the 1974 World’s Fair.

The Spokesman-Review reports that starting in June, security officers will be on patrol 20 hours a day until the end of the busy season in September.

Normally security is on patrol 16 hours a day in the summer and 10 hours a day the rest of the year.

A pilot program last summer showed even a few hours of extra security made a big difference.

Security upgrades are also part of the $64 million redesign and upgrade of the park approved by voters in November.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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