Sheriff's Office cracking down on illegal parking at Spencer Butte Park

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EUGENE, Ore. - The Lane County Sheriff's Office says there's an illegal parking problem near Spencer Butte Park, and they're warning drivers to follow the rules of the road.

Dozens of cars were illegally parked on both sides of South Willamette street over the weekend. The Sheriff's Office says it forced drivers to cross the center line.

Sgt. Carrie Carver says that with better weather on the way, it's important to park smart.

"I think as it gets nicer and people are going to our beautiful parks to recreate and hike, parking areas may get filled up," said Carver. "But if people see other people parked on a no-parking area on the side of the road, that doesn't mean it's okay to park there.

LCSO handed out six parking citation on Sunday, and they say that they will continue to monitor that area going forward.

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