People illegally dumping tree limbs at Colorado Springs park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - After a late spring snow storm in Colorado Springs, a lot of people have tree limbs they want to get rid of. A lot of 11 News viewers have reached out to us asking what's going on at Cottonwood Creek Park. People are dumping their branches there even though there is a roadblock.

The city says the area is only for city use. It's for tree limbs Parks and Recreation are clearing out from city property. It is not open to the public.

Police tell 11 News that dumping any tree limbs or shrubs there is a violation of city code. If you're caught, you will get hit with a $60 ticket.

Downed trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner. The city will not remove branches or debris from trees on private property or material that is moved to the sidewalk.

Property owners need to contact a privately-owned tree service company for removal services. A list of these companies is available here.