SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Recreation and Park officials estimated that approximately 7,000 gallons of waste and trash are collected during busy park-visiting weekends, NBC Bay Area reported.
The trash is an unpleasant site for visitors and park officials, who indicate they are doing their best to eliminate the problem. Despite additional trash bins being installed permanently in the park in 2017, officials do not believe it is enough. Individuals have been placed in the park to verbally instruct others to ensure their waste ends up in the trash bins.
In 1905, the city of San Francisco purchased the land and established Dolores Park. In 1906, the park served as a refugee camp for over 1600 families who became homeless after the 1906 earthquake in April. The earthquake was named the deadliest natural disaster in the United States killing more than 3,000 people with a magnitude of 7.8.
Since the 1960s, Dolores Park has become a neighborhood staple of cultural, political, and sports activities. The park has hosted political rallies, festivals, Aztec ceremonial dances, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and San Francisco Mime Troupe performances.