City workers, volunteers clean up after campers in Brackenridge Park

Annual tradition results in mounds of trash

SAN ANTONIO – City workers and volunteers are set to hit Brackenridge Park Monday morning to clean up after campers who spent the Easter weekend there.

The annual cleanup is as much a tradition as the camping experience itself.

In years past, crews have collected up to five tons of garbage at a time -- items such as food scraps, egg cartons, streamers and confetti.

By appearances early Monday morning, though, campers seem to have done a better job of putting all that litter in its place.

Although trash cans were overflowing, most of the trash was stacked neatly nearby.

A sign showed the city of San Antonio ran a contest this year, encouraging people to post pictures of their neat camping areas on social media in exchange for prizes.

Whether it was due to the contest or the volunteers that went around all weekend collecting trash and recyclables, it seems the effort paid off.

The final cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. Monday and continue until noon. 

According to the city's website, crews also will be cleaning up other locations, including Woodlawn Lake.


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