Woodruff Park Closed For Two Months

ATLANTA (AP) – City officials have closed a downtown park for at least two months to repair what they describe as thousands of dollars in damage done by Occupy Atlanta demonstrators.

Atlanta Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury says that repairs to the damaged irrigation system and electrical systems at Woodruff Park will cost taxpayers more than $30,000.

Dusenbury says the park, which he said “took a lot of abuse,” will be closed starting next week.

Occupy Atlanta organizer Tim Franzen says that city officials are willing to spend $30,000 “to fix some grass as opposed to some of the real serious problems that are affecting people in Atlanta.”

In November, several demonstrators were arrested by officers in riot gear when police say they ignored orders to leave the park.

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