A three-hour parking limit is to be rolled out at a popular Aberdeen park.
Visitors to Duthie Park will be able to stay for three hours in the main car park on Riverside Drive, or risk a £60 fine.
The move is being made to tackle motorists who are taking advantage of the free parking, by leaving their car there all day when they go to work or into town.
Aberdeen City Council has previously held a consultation on the plans, and yesterday park visitors said they were supportive of the idea.
Signs warning visitors of the time-limit will be erected, and city wardens will be patrolling the car park Monday to Friday once it comes into force.
Grandmother Aluinncorr Paterson walks her dog at the park and welcomed the move, claiming irresponsible parking often made visits difficult.
The 56-year-old, of Rosemount, said: “It stops other people parking for the rest of the day.
“You can’t monopolise too many spaces.
“People sometimes park all day because it is free parking.
“Three hours is a decent limitation.”
Dad Andrew Gauld said: “We come in from Peterhead, we would usually stay for a couple of hours but the car parks are always busy.
“It’s frustrating try to park even through the week.
“I think having three hours maximum parking is a good idea.”
Friends of Duthie Park are also supportive of the time limit, and a spokesman said: “We know there are a lot of vehicles left that are not people visiting the park.
“With parking that is relatively limited it can be frustrating.
“We can understand where the council are coming from on this one, and we have certainly been aware of the plan.”
Councillor Neil Cooney, convener of the city council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee, said: “We’re aware of the problem of people using the parking facilities who are then not using the park facilities, and this is exacerbated on holidays or the summer months when there are more people and families wanting to use the park legitimately.
“The restrictions are expected to start in the coming months.”