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Castro Cleanup: Trash Exorcism at Dolores Park

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By Brittany Doohan


[Photo: Trash Exorcism FB event page]

We all love Dolores Park (Castro’s favorite park on 18th and Church in San Francisco) — best for enjoying warm weather and shirtless hotties — but with all the fun we have there, it can get a little messy. That’s why The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dolores Park Works and a stampede of good-natured San Franciscans came together Saturday, March 30th to perform a "trash exorcism" of Dolores Park!

And were not talking about picking up a few empty beer bottles — they got on their hands and knees and spring cleaned like machines: trash, cigarette butts, bottle caps, napkins — everything, gone.


[Photo: Robert Brust]

The “trash exorcism” was born because The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and DPWorks know very well what the continuous stream of trash (and spilled booze) is doing to our beloved park. Not only do we hang at Gay Beach to work on our tans, but the community also uses Dolores for other recreational activities and events (like Film Night in the Park, San Francisco Dyke March and Symphony in the Park) — so it’s very important to keep it clean and beautiful.

They also wanted to get the park sparkling clean for the Easter Sunday festivities planned for the following day. “[It’s] an afternoon of fun, games and treats while also promoting a sense of pride, ownership, and responsibility for Dolores Park,” said Robert Brust, Dolores Park Work steering committee chair, according to the Facebook event page.


[Photo: DPWorks]

DPWorks Event Page: www.doloresparkworks.org/2013/03/trash-exorcism/

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