Despite Gladstone's spring beautification scheduled for April 24 to 26 and the spring brush disposal event being postponed, city parks are being significantly used by residents during the coronavirus pandemic, states a city release.

As residents continue using park trails to get exercise amid social distancing, the city is asking for residents' help to keep trash from blowing around.

Park visitors are encouraged to wear gloves and carry a small trash bag with them that can be filled with trash and the m properly disposed of.