If Easter Sunday plans consist of grilling or picnicking in a city park and letting the kids run wild looking for Easter eggs, the city requests that you (1.) not leave a mess behind, and (2.) leave the confetti-filled eggshells at home.

Don’t make Baby Jesus cry.

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They shouldn’t have to put out a press release nagging you to clean up after yourselves because we should all know better, but fun fact:

In previous years, it has taken the Parks and Maintenance departments three to four days to get rid of trash left behind by users on Easter Sunday.

According to the city press release, they will be placing additional bins in most of the 300 city parks.

But with the number of people that gather at parks every Easter, even extra trash cans aren’t enough, so they encourage you to B.Y.O.T.B; bring your own trash bags.

Confetti-filled Eggs Not Allowed

Miro Vrlik via Unsplash
Miro Vrlik via Unsplash

As fun as unleashing multi-colored mayhem on someone’s head is, city officials strongly request you leave the annual Easter cascarón warfare for another time and another place.

“This year, confetti-filled eggs are not allowed due to confetti debris being left in parks with the confetti getting stuck in grass blades for months," explains the press release.

City Rules for Park Visitors

El Paso Parks and Recreation
El Paso Parks and Recreation

• Pets are welcomed, but should be kept on a leash

• Vehicles are not allowed to drive on grass or landscaping

• Alcoholic beverages and smoking (including e-cigarettes) are not allowed

• Charcoal should be properly extinguished, bagged and thrown in trash cans not discarded on the ground or under trees

• All trash should be bagged in a trash bag and thrown in provided trash cans, not put in plastic grocery bags or cardboard boxes

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