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Star of David etched into grass area outside Civic Space Park

The vandalism occurred outside the ASU Downtown Student Center at The Post Office on Wednesday


A Star of David appeared burned into the Civic Space Park lawn on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 in Phoenix. 

A large grass plot in Civic Space Park, south of the Student Center @ The Post Office on the Downtown Phoenix campus, was vandalized Wednesday when grass was destroyed in the shape of the Star of David. Indiscernible symbols were also marked into the interior of the cutout.

The State Press reached out to a professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, but they were unable to identify the writing's meaning.

According to ASU PD and the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Civic Space Park belongs to the City of Phoenix, putting the park under Phoenix PD's jurisdiction. Officials are aware of the incident and are working on fixing the damage done to the grass.

ASU PD does respond to incidents at Civic Space Park due to its proximity to the Downtown Phoenix Campus, but the area ultimately falls under Phoenix PD's jurisdiction, according to officials.

Phoenix PD is continuing to investigate the situation.

Editor's Note: This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

Edited by Grey Gartin, Sadie Buggle and Caera Learmonth.

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Walker SmithSports Editor

Walker Smith is a managing editor in the digital department of the State Press. He has previously worked as a reporter and editor on the sports desk and works for Blaze Radio and interned at Big Slate Media in broadcast productions.

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