COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking the community to stop illegally parking near hiking trails.
This past weekend, CSPD ticketed cars off of Gold Camp Road at North Cheyenne Cañon Park after several complaints about improper parking in the lot above Helen Hunt Falls.
Some cars were wedged in spots along the road and impeding traffic.
CSPD says that with the high fire danger, and with Memorial Day next week, it is very important to keep roads and lots clear for the community and official use.
"A lot of times you'll see people parked along the roads or even this road, or people parked behind other cars, and it's just a nightmare some days to get in and out,'' explained Tanya Brixey, a Colorado Springs resident.
CSPD will look for drivers if they're nearby before they give out tickets, or tow the vehicle. The department says their goal is to educate, but give out tickets.