There were some issues at Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield this weekend. There were too many people trying to get into the park, which reached capacity by 10am on Sunday. With a hot week and a holiday on tap, State Police Troop A is encouraging people to check electronic highway signs to see if Squantz Pond parking is at capacity.
While Troopers are encouraging people to go to state parks, there are dangerous issues with parking. Illegal parking is a traffic and safety hazard and Police say it cannot be allowed.
Cars will be subjected to citations and towing.
Troopers say pulling to the side of the road or park entrance to let passengers out to walk into the park is a violation, but as long as the driver moves when told to do so there shouldn't be an issue. But Trooper Kelly Grant says a citation will be issued if a driver doesn't immediately comply with the request of law enforcement to move along, or is letting many people out of the car and then unpacking along the side of the road.