Basketball goal reinstalled in Columbian Park

Hoop reinstalled after cameras are put up around the court.
Hoop reinstalled after cameras are put up around the court.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – One basketball goal is back at Columbian Park.

Lafayette Parks and Recreation reinstalled the goal last Wednesday after cameras were put up around the court.

Last year, both hoops were removed from Columbian Park after multiple complaints of fighting and foul language. Since the basketball goals were taken down, park officials said they haven’t had any problems.

Director of Park Operations Jon Miner said he’s hopeful the cameras will help address the issues from last year.

“We think we’ve put in place a security system to monitor that and hopefully tamp down some of that negative behavior, so those concerns don’t rise to the forefront again,” said Miner.

No decision has been made about installing the second goal.

Miner said they will monitor the court to make sure everything goes well. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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