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Graffiti changes Loretto Heights Park rules: Kenny Be's Sign Language

Taggers usually use words or images to convey personal messages when defacing park signs with little or no regard for the public message that they are obliterating. The sign pictured above is unusual because spray paint was used as an editing tool to actually modify the message of an existing sign.

The cross-outs change the city's image as they change the park's allowable activities. Changes include:

"The Mile High City" becomes "The High City."

"No Bottles Allowed" becomes "Bottles Allowed."

"Keep Your Park Clean. Drug-Free Zone" becomes "Park Drug Zone."

Despite the intoxicating attempt to repurpose the park for recreational drug use, Loretto Heights Park has always attracted people with a certain point of view. Look below to see what attraction the sign above is facing.

The couple pictured above are enjoying a Rocky Mountain high from their picnic table at Loretto Heights Park. They are drinking in a near-perfect early-November view of Bear Valley and the Rampart Range.
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