Help Keep Our Parks Clean & Beautiful

Posted by City Hall on Apr 19, 2021

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Our local parks and open spaces are an important part of our community and while the City of Vernonia Parks Maintenance Crew works hard to keep them clean and maintained, we can use a little bit of help from our park visitors!

The Parks Department maintains and operates more than 240 acres of parks and open space throughout the City. That is a lot of ground to cover and while our maintenance crews do a great job, they can’t be everywhere.

We don’t ask that you clean up after others – if you would like to do that, we thank you – we are just asking that you leave the park the way you found it and clean up after yourself. 

Helping out is easy! Some easy ways you can help keep our parks clean and beautiful include:

  • Please do not litter. 
  • Minimizing your own trash. Reduce the amount of waste you bring into our parks by using re-usable containers that you can bring home afterward.
  • Use the garbage cans located throughout our parks. 
  • Practice pack it in, pack it out. If you bring something with you, take it with you when you leave. That includes food scraps, water balloon debris and cigarette butts! 

By working together, we can ensure that our parks and open spaces remain clean, safe and beautiful for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come. Thank you for doing your part!