Picnic and barbecue areas of Prospect Park were again filthy on Monday morning.
But unlike last Sunday, when an event-planning company held an illegal party that brought thousands of trash-creating people to the Long Meadow, it’s not as clear who was to blame.
The Parks Department did not deploy enough garbage cans so that there’s enough capacity for all the trash that park users create.
Then again, park workers didn’t dump mounds of garbage all over the place — including an eaten watermelon in a tree pit and barbecue refuse near the band shell and behind the Picnic House.
In one major development, however, the Parks Department did deploy a huge green shipping container along the Center Drive near the Nethermead, and some park users took advantage, partly filling it by Sunday.
Despite its unsightliness, the Dumpster was a welcome addition, said Bob Ipcar of the dog owners group, FIDO.
“If we had four more [of them] spread out over the park, we could call this the first baby step toward reforming how parties of picnickers treat Prospect Park,” he said.
“We need a Dumpster at the Peninsula meadow as well; one at the top of the Ninth Street path; one next to the barbeque area by the Picnic House and the last in the northern part of the Long Meadow.”
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