The public toilets in Elgin’s Cooper Park have had to be closed after vandals caused thousands of pounds of damage.
During the prolonged attack cubicle doors were kicked in and stainless steel sinks pulled onto the floor and bent out of shape.
In addition, the facility’s doors and vending machines were set on fire, while several tiles were ripped off the wall and smashed.
There were also signs that people had been drinking inside the facility, with a number of cans left lying in the sinks.
Barry Jarvis, one of the representatives for the ward on Moray Council, condemned the vandals.
He said: “This is not the first time this has happened and, given the current system of leaving the toilets open but unmanned, it may not be the last.
“It worries me that if these kinds of incidents continue to happen it may give an excuse for those looking to cut back on what is a well-used facility.
“These kinds of reprehensible acts have knock-on effects both with regards to repairing the damage, but also in terms of putting additional cost onto others.
“Groups wishing to use the park are faced with having to supply alternative facilities while the toilets are out of action.
“If anybody saw any rowdy or suspicious behaviour in the park, I hope they will contact the police.
“We need to try discourage this in the futures and show that damage like this will not be tolerated.”
The council is currently working on an estimate for the repair costs.
A council spokesman said: “We’re striving to have the repairs done in time for the Motorfun car show on Sunday, June 1, which is the next big event being held in the park.”
Last month temporary changing facilities at the Thornhill sports fields in the New Elgin were also vandalised. The cabins were put in place while work is ongoing to build a new pavilion.