Mission Mission posted this appalling photo of the trash left behind at Dolores Park on Easter Sunday, which was taken at 7 a.m. yesterday morning.

Nearly 3,500 people were still hanging out at the park at 8 p.m. on Sunday when the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence first attempted to help clean up the post-Easter-celebration mess. So, about 30 of them returned at 9 a.m. yesterday to clean up the lingering litter.

Here are Sister Maple Syrup's observations regarding the attendees' littering patterns:

A smoker will make a tidy pile of their cig butts next to their blanket all day, then leave that pile on the ground when they leave the park.

There was an amazing array of bottle caps from beer. Who in their right mind rips cap off a bottle and tosses it into grass where people play soccer…?

A lot of people must believe that it’s okay to leave jello, lemon rinds, strawberries, and other assorted cocktail garnishes because they’re “biodegradeable” — giving no thought to how gross that might be to step in.

Surprisingly, only one dirty condom found, and 4 or so wrapped condoms. Glad those who had them took them with them!


I know Dolores Park has these kinds of messes every weekend, and there’s no team like us to come along after to clean it up, so I empathize with those of you who live there. Please know that we (the Sisters) definitely DO care enough to clean things up, and Monday morning we managed to leave the park cleaner than it was when we showed up Sunday morning to pick up dog poop before our event :)