To do this Instructable you will need:
-phone/computer to get in touch with the Recreation and Park Department
Start with Step 1 about a month before you want your Clean-Up Extravaganza to begin.
This is an item on the Neighbors Project Checklist.
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Step 1: PICK YOUR PARK AREA
Think about it yourself and ask your neighbors: which park do you use most often? Which part of that park exactly? KEEP IT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD; people will be most excited to help clean up an area that they themselves use and will be more likely to help out if they don't have to travel far to do it.
Step 2: MAKE A FRIEND IN THE PARK DEPARTMENT
Make a FRIEND in the RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT (call 415.831.5500) who can help you with the following:
-Getting a PERMIT if necessary.
-Writing up a LIABILITY DOCUMENT that ensures the Park will not be legally responsible if anyone steps on glass etc while cleaning up.
-Providing clean up EQUIPMENT (like those alien hand picker-uppers and gloves) and trash bags.
-Providing DAY-OF SUPPORT such as delivery of clean up equipment and disposal of collected trash.
-Doing OUTREACH and promotion within the Park Department.
-Any bumps in the road along the way. This won't be their first Clean-Up day, so go ahead and use their expertise.