Just when you think no one really cares, someone steps up to prove you wrong. Like the 50 people who heeded a local cleaning-supply company's call to help clean up LOVE Park. With brooms, dustpans, and trash bags, they staged a "flash cleanup."
In a delightful video ( http://vimeo.com/51066383), dozens of merry cleaners can be seen sweeping, bagging, and rooting through plant beds. A woman mugs for the camera while picking up a banana peel. Another sweeps up leaves - in heels no less - proving civic pride can transcend foot discomfort.
It's a much more refreshing image of the park than people ignoring trash cans and tossing dirty diapers and food wrappers onto its granite surfaces.