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Fifth of July Marks a Big Cleanup Party at Sugarhouse Park

Fifth of July Marks a Big Cleanup Party at Sugarhouse Park



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Marc Giauque Reporting Big parties on the Fourth of July usually mean huge cleanup projects on the fifth, and it goes beyond garbage.

Except for the pond, most of the trash left at Sugarhouse Park by an estimated 50,000 people is already gone. There is a man with a portable metal detector who is combing the ground for things left behind.

Fifth of July Marks a Big Cleanup Party at Sugarhouse Park

Park Operations Director Wayne Johnson says it's a big cleanup project. "Four hundred residential cans and two 10-yard dumpsters is the quantity. How much it weighs, I'm at a loss to tell ya," Johnson says.

Still, with an army of volunteers, he says the park is usually back in shape in a matter of hours.

This was a busy place for police, who today report six arrests, including two DUI's, 11 lost children, a hit-and-run and a stabbing.

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