Vandals have caused about $3,000 in damages to High River's George Lane Park.

In a news release, the town says picnic tables have been dismantled and vegetation was broken off to burn.

Those benches will need to be replaced and the trees will need work to repair damage and there's also the cost of staff time for clean-up and emergency response to the fires that were set.

Bylaw and fire services had to be called out to deal with fires that had been left smouldering and unattended.

Increased patrols will monitor the park, and the public is asked to report suspicious activity by contacting the bylaw complaint line at (403) 603-3643.