The graffiti may be gone, but the frustration remains.
Residents of the Colonial Acres neighborhood in Bel Air South are hoping to find the culprit behind graffiti scrawled throughout the community's playground, which was recently upgraded.
"We are offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the identification of the person/persons," Tim Snee, president of the Colonial Acres Community Association, said in an e-mail sent last week, calling the vandalism "senseless."
An effort to clean up the graffiti drew about 20 people to the park, off East Ring Factory Road, last Wednesday night, he said.
"We were able to get most of it off with just some elbow grease," he said. "I was pleasantly surprised."