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Some Jerks Vandalized Echo Park's Cool Pop-Up Mini-Golf Course

Turf, in action (Photo via Facebook/M&A)
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Some jerk vandalized TURF, the architectural mini-golf course set up in Echo Park by Materials & Applications, bringing it to an untimely end. This should have been the project's final weekend, but unfortunately, the celebration was cut short. According to a post on M&A's Facebook page:

Due to a ridiculous bout of vandalism last night, we regret to announce that TURF: A Mini-Golf Project will be closing two days early. (If you know the parties responsible, get in touch!) We are working with our TURF teams to repair some of the obstacles and will re-install them at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in August for future play. Despite this small set-back, we want to thank all our friends, supporters, and putt-putt aficionados for making this project a resounding success. We had a spectacular summer transforming this Echo Park corner lot into a neighborhood pocket park. See you all in the Fall!

According to the Eastsider, a sign that read "LIGHTS OUT" had been affixed to the exhibit's fence on Saturday.

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If you didn't get a chance to check out TURF, it really was a cool, creative little spot. It featured 9 minigolf holes, each one designed to represent a different issue relative to Los Angeles. Hopefully, we'll get to check it out again at the Craft and Folk Art Museum soon!