While the massive smoke out was mostly peaceful, portions of the city’s famed Golden Gate Park were left a mess in the aftermath, and it will reportedly cost some $100,000 to clean up.
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“Not exactly a leave no trace moment out there,” San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manager Phil Ginsburg told KPIX 5.
“It’s a mess out here, and I have 40 people working out here this morning. This will cost the city $100,000. Probably by the time we’re done, this will cost my department $30,000 to $50,000 in staff time,” Ginsburg stated.
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While smoking is banned in the park, the rule is not strictly enforced during the annual gathering — though juvenile probation officers were on hand to keep children out of the area.
Eight people were arrested throughout the day.