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JR Yarbrough
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Username: Floods78

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 03:37 pm:   

Is there anyway to get some trash cans put in Oakbrook Park?? I have seen people littering and not picking up after their dogs because there is no place to throw garbage away. It is a hassel to have to pick up after my dog and carry the waste all the way back home....

Also - The park has restrooms, but they are rarely open and never clean. Who is responsible for opening/closing these, and what is the schedule?

THANKS!
 

Amy Gill, CM Fellows Program
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Username: Amyg

Post Number: 69
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 12:20 pm:   

Thank you for your inquiry regarding Oakbrook Park. Unfortunately we have had repeated vandalism and theft problems at Oakbrook. The trash carts are often taken (stolen) from this area or thrown in the creek. Because of the problems we've had, we only keep the trash carts in the park/playground area and not along the trail. The area was checked this morning and two of the five carts had been taken. They will be replaced as soon as possible.

The restrooms have been winterized and closed for the winter. The restrooms are where the majority of the vandalism has occurred. The fixtures have been completely destroyed numerous times. In the spring and summer we often close the restrooms completely when the vandalism gets out of hand, but we do open them if we receive a request for such things as school outings, group parties or picnics, or little league practices.

Please contact me if you have additional concerns or questions about Oakbrook Park or any of our other parks and facilities.

Sincerely,

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
972-335-5517

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