“Murphey Candler Park is struggling with park users parking in the designated fire lanes,” Brookhaven Police said in a Facebook Post. “Due to public safety we must keep these lanes clear. There are plenty of signs and markings designating those “no parking” areas.”
Police say that warnings from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department have not solved the parking problem, so they will turn up the heat.
BPD says officers will be in the area during the evening and weekend hours to enforce these parking restrictions. “We must ensure emergency vehicle access to the area should a situation arise at the park requiring an immediate response,” BPD adds.
According to BPD, officers will begin their enforcement by issuing warnings, but say they will quickly transition over to issuing citations.