Debris at Dayton’s Belmont Park vexes some in city

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Debris at Dayton's Belmont Park vexes some in city

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Belmont Park is a popular site for disc golfers.

It’s also a city-designated drop off for leaves and other yard waste, and where people also sometimes illegally dump trash.

“It’s just ridiculous the city of Dayton has opened up something they can’t close,” said parkgoer Jim Bacon who lives nearby. “It’s a beautiful park and the most used park in Dayton.”

He said with warmer weather, it won’t take long before debris fills up a large portion of the parking lot, and that it stays for long periods of time.

“There’s a lot of commercial (trucks) that comes here because it’s a free dump, they just come and dump,” Bacon said.

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Disc golf player Patrick O’Connell said at times it gets out of hand.

“I don’t think anybody should be dumping any garbage anywhere. This does accumulate and it does get a little bit bad,” he said.

Like others, Bacon said he wishes the city would choose another place as a green dump site.

“These are parks. I just don’t understand,” he said.

O’Connell said he just wants the park to be kept clean so people can enjoy it.

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“The people who come here are awesome. I hope more awesome people come out to visit,” he said.

The parking lot has been used for yard waste removal for many years, but it’s unclear how often the city plans to pick up the park.

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