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Hart park trashed after holiday weekend

Trash fills Hart Park in wake of Holiday weekend
Posted at 7:04 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 22:06:39-04

It’s the messy aftermath left around the trails of Hart Park and residents are upset about the mounds of trash left behind after the holiday weekend.

Hart Park and other area parks like it saw lots of trash, making it hard for anyone to miss it.

County officials said it's a side effect of the increasing number of traffic the parks see during holidays.

Kern County resident Gordon Nipp got a taste of the garbage as he set out to hike alongside the Kern County River in Hart Park Tuesday night where he found a trail of trash left behind over the weekend.

"We're shocked, you go other places and you don't see trash all over the place and you come back here and it’s along the road, there's trash along the river," said Nipp.

Kern County Park and Recreation superintendent Larry Swan said they're doing the best they can to clean up since cutting personnel nearly 50% in 2008

Officials said the majority of the trash is picked up but they still have a lot of work to do.