As a public park falls into disrepair, unwanted elements move in, and that is what happened in Quepos, said the Policía Turística.
Officers, young neighbors and other volunteers were out in force Saturday to begin rebuilding a park in Barrio La Inmaculada.
They fixed up the swings, planted bushes and put in recycled vehicle tires for potential games.
In addition to the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública, the work was sponsored by the Municipalidad de Aguirre, the Marina Pez Vela, the local development association, the Ministerio de Salud and the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, as well as a youth business organization.
There was a lot of trash removal and painting. There were more than 50 participants for the two-day cleanup, said the ministry.