DENVER - Denver Parks and Recreation says about 400 flowers have either been stolen or vandalized from city flower beds this year.
As of Friday, flowers had been stolen from the Washington Park area, Cheesman Park, Downing and Whittier Islands, Boyd Park, Morrison Park and Curtis Park.
Flower beds were vandalized or run over in several other locations.
The City of Denver just finished planting about 200,000 flowers across city parks and parkways. The city grows their own flowers every year in the city greenhouse and Denver Parks and Recreation doesn't have the ability to replace all of the stolen or ruined flowers each season. They only grow what they need.
Denver Parks and Recreation would like to remind everyone that it's illegal to steal or tamper with city property.
They will prosecute anyone caught stealing or vandalizing flowers on city owned flowerbeds.
The following link discusses Denver's rules about city property vandalism: http://bit.ly/1kK8Hdi