Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses, following several break-ins and vandalism to a community project in the Balmedie area.
The incidents all happened between Wednesday, March 2, and Saturday, March 5.
As a result, beach huts, sheds and a poly tunnel, run by the Better Balmedie Group, near the sports centre, has been damaged.
Inspector Jamie Harrison, who is heading the investigation, branded the vandalism as “tragic”.
He said: “These venues are being developed by members of the community, who are trying to improve facilities and are becoming increasingly frustrated by these wanton acts.
“My officers are exploring every investigative opportunity we have, regarding these crimes, and I have arranged for additional officers to be on patrol at key times to hopefully prevent further incidents.
“I would urge anyone who has information about any of these crimes or who has information about any other incident, which has previously not been reported to the police, to contact us on the numbers provided.”
Alan Jeffrey from the Better Balmedie group added that the group had been subject to several break-ins and damage in the community over the past few months.
He said: “These acts have been reported to Police Scotland for their attention.
“I would request that if anyone has been the victim of any such acts, no matter how trivial they may seem, that they are reported to the police, so that an overall picture of the extent of such demeanours might be determined.
“This is the only way that the perpetrators may be apprehended and such unacceptable behaviour curtailed.”
Police Scotland can be contacted on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.