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Talkin' Trash: Overflowing garbage cans at Swann Park create eyesore

Posted at 4:53 PM, May 28, 2021

BALTIMORE — Swann Park in South Baltimore is an 11-acre park that includes grass, baseball and softball diamonds, a football field, and lights. It also features a half-dozen garbage cans that needed emptying.

Posts on social media captured WMAR-2 News' attention.

One post asked the local neighborhood association, 'Can anyone give me insight to why there is always a huge amount of trash leftover at Swann park?'

The post featured two garbage cans overflowing with empty alcoholic beverage.

While Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks maintains the facility, DPW will empty trash cans located at the front entrance of the park. All other trash cans are the responsibility of the Department of Recs & Parks.

VOLO Sports, an athletic league whose members use the park, said if pickup is missed it would gladly pitch in to remove unsightly trash.

"We are willing to partner with the city in any way possible to help maintain these fields," said managing director Greg Sileo.

In an effort to get the trash cans emptied, WMAR reached out to Recs & Parks. Within 30 minutes a grew was out on the field emptying the trash cans.

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