Parks are beautiful and we need to keep them that way. Park management will do what they can to help make it easy, but the rest is up to us. If you like walking in the park or having picnics there, keep it clean. A clean park is good for you, the animals that live there, and it helps keep it pretty. You can do the following things to keep it clean:
1.Use trash cans – Any park has many trash cans situated around the property. Use these bins instead of throwing trash on the ground or leaving it on a bench. Plastic and other materials can be harmful to the birds and other animals that live in the park. Throwing your trash away is good manners and the right thing to do.
2. Community service – Parks often have days where they open up to let volunteer groups help out. You can be one of these volunteers. You will possibly be asked to pick up trash, clean benches, take out trash bags, etc. It depends on the park’s facilities. This way you can give back while enjoying some fresh air and meeting new people.
3. Avoid smoking and drinking – Try to not smoke or drink alcohol while in the park. Apart from the health concerns, cigarette butts and beer bottles are very unsightly. Some parks have designated areas for these activities. Use them instead of making the experience less enjoyable for others. If you do decide to smoke and drink, use the trash cans to throw away your cigarette butts and alcohol bottles.
4. Clean up – If you go for a picnic, clean up after yourself. A good plan to follow is to make sure you take everything you brought with you back home. When you leave the site, it needs to look like it did when you came in.
If you follow these simple guidelines, you will be helping a lot to keep your park clean. We all want to be able to enjoy a nice walk, jog, or picnic in the park without tripping over trash.