FortMason07.03.13

Glass containers and kegs are no longer allowed at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow in San Francisco after the meadow was left littered with trash following last year’s Fourth of July celebration, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

Park officials said holiday revelers last year left behind mounds of garbage (pictured above and below) including bottles—and even furniture—at the waterfront park, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

As a result, park officials are banning the glass containers and kegs while also adding more trash and recycle bins to avoid further problems.

“This kind of misuse is not acceptable,” GGNRA Superintendent Frank Dean said in a statement. “Parks are to be enjoyed by everyone, not trashed.”

Barbecue grills and charcoal have never been allowed at the Great Meadow and will continue to be banned, park officials said.

New signs have been installed at the park with information about the updated regulations.

“We expect people to respect the rules and take responsibility for cleaning up after themselves so they can continue to enjoy the parks in the future,” Dean said.

FortMasonII07.03.13

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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  • MikeM

    Freakin put out some larger – non shrapnel creating – trash containers. Seems like people tried to do the right thing. Not our fault the bins are too small to handle the patriotism!!!!

    • RBR

      If mommy dropped you off at Fort Mason on her way to the mall, you still should be big-boy enough to leave the area with whatever you felt you needed to lug in to keep you entertained. No bins? Overflowing bins? Oh no, what should I do?!?
      Grow the eff up.

  • MikeM

    Freakin put out some larger – non shrapnel creating – trash containers. Seems like people tried to do the right thing. Not our fault the bins are too small to handle the patriotism!!!!

    • RBR

      If mommy dropped you off at Fort Mason on her way to the mall, you still should be big-boy enough to leave the area with whatever you felt you needed to lug in to keep you entertained. No bins? Overflowing bins? Oh no, what should I do?!?
      Grow the eff up.