Here we are again; the start of the picnic season and already careless, negligent and ignorant folks are spoiling our beautiful park. We were out at dawn to Cardiff Park and at the picnic shelter on the north side of the park near the baseball diamond garbage was strewn everywhere. At first I thought it was ravens but ravens can’t turn over two picnic table and break one of them. Saturday we observed a truck at that site, the driver obviously waiting for his party to join him – I had thought vehicles were not allowed on the grassed areas!!!
Over at the baseball diamond within feet of the bottle barrel were at least five empty or partially empty bottles. What was the problem with throwing them in the barrel?
And if that wasn’t enough, at the shelter further north across the road near the playground, again garbage was strewn everywhere, and again, I doubt it was the wind or ravens as this group must have thought that the park doubled for land waste as they left a broken chair there. Again, Saturday there was a group at this site -was it them or another group Sunday?
Perhaps this is why the bridge on the footpath on the southside of the park has been broken for 2 seasons and not replaced. Perhaps the funds available for maintenance are spent cleaning up after thoughtless, careless people. I pity biking families, families with children in strollers and seniors because they can’t use that path and when it rains the gully is filled with water making it difficult for everyone.
It is sad and a shame that such a few people can spoil what is a beautiful little gem of a park.