CHICAGO
08/15/2012 02:46 pm ET

Lollapalooza Grant Park Cleanup Bill At $150,000, Thousands Less Than Previous Year

As the process of cleaning up the city's Grant Park post-Lollapalooza has begun, landscaping crews will face a much lighter task than last year's $1 million endeavor.

The festival's organizers, C3 Presents, announced Tuesday that they expect some$150,000 worth of repairs lay ahead for the crews, an amount that a Chicago Park District spokeswoman estimated that the yet-to-be-determined final figure likely will not be too different than that, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

During the 2011 festival, a deluge of rain on the event's final day left behind a mess that took over six weeks to be remedied.

This time around, festival organizers fenced off areas of the park with especially sensitive planted areas, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The cleanup work is expected to be complete within 10 days, according to ABC Chicago.

The park was also evacuated for several hours on Aug. 4 during the height of the weekend's most severe weather.

Some 300,000 people attended the sold-out festival.

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