I REFER to the letter about ''Children at risk'' at the waterfront gardens at Aberdeen (South China Morning Post, July 30).
This is a heavily patronised venue where, unfortunately, vandalism is very high.
We are aware that the ''type swing'' and ''hanging bridge'' have recently been damaged again, and as a result we are installing more durable play equipment there.
This work is expected to be completed shortly. In the meantime, the damaged parts have been temporarily removed.
As for the dogs, signs prohibiting their entry are erected at the entrances of the venue to warn owners.
Those who ignore the prohibition and take their dogs into the garden will be prosecuted.
Furthermore, we shall enlist the assistance of the Agriculture and Fisheries Department to tackle the problem of stray dogs.
Readers with further queries can contact the District Amenities Officer (Southern), Mr Chan Kwok-yan, on 554 6092.
T. K. LAM Regional Leisure Manager (Hong Kong West) for Director of Urban Services