During this pandemic, five out of six adults acknowledge local parks, trails and open spaces are an important aspect to maintaining their mental and physical health. This information can only lead us to the conclusion that parks in our communities are essential. Sometimes a greater appreciation grows when something is taken away. Losing our parks and trails for a time has been an eye opener to how valuable they are in our lives and our communities. One would think this would lead the community to take good care of this valuable asset, but unfortunately news has come forward that show there are some people who are leave behind trash and biohazards.
Park care givers work hard to maintain the parks and open spaces for the enjoyment of the community and this insult is beyond comprehension. This is a tough task to manage the semi-open parks where bathrooms are still off limits. But if people want to walk on trails and use the parks for outdoor activities, they need to be aware that the park bathrooms and other facilities are closed.
- Send out notifications through social media
- Post clear signs
- Use Portable Crime Deterrent Cameras
- Fine those who leave trash behind
Parks are Essential and Park Care Givers are essential!