At the time, city officials asked park users to be considerate of the budget crunch and take their trash home rather than just leave it behind.
Although the parks will be much busier in the summer, which will really put the city’s request to the test, most people have been complying with the request so far, Kurt Schroeder, the city’s Parks, Trails and Open Space manager, said today.
“Generally speaking, the trash is about what you would expect to see on the ground about this time of year,” he said.
But there is one exception, Schroeder said.
Baseball, soccer and other sports teams that use the neighborhood parks for practice are leaving more trash behind than the average citizen, he said.
“Their trash isn’t finding the way home quite as well as with the general public,” Schroeder said. “We probably need to try to reach out to them and ask them to be a little more thoughtful about how they leave their park.”