A Jim Thorpe park is hit with graffiti some time this week, and area residents are now leaving it better than they found it. 

Taylor Handwerk took his son to Kemmerer Park on Monday and found the playground equipment spray painted with obscene language and other vandalism. He snapped some photos and posted them on social media alerting residents of the incident.

He went back to the park the next day with his 3 year old son to do some clean up and to lay some new mulch. When he arrived, to his surprise- he found someone had already began removing some of the spray paint. He tells News 13 it was a teachable moment for his son and thanks whoever started the clean-up efforts. 

"It was great, it's an opportunity for me to teach my son about respecting and taking care of things. He learned that this is how you take care of stuff. And it was great that our community without even asking already stepped up and did some clean up" said Handwerk.

Handwerk also contacted borough police about the vandalism, officials will now patrol the area more frequently.