A park that's very popular with families and visitors will now only be accessible by bike or walking now.

Richland closes  park to vehicles after issues.

The City of Richland Parks and Rec Department released a statement today saying the popular Glenwood Overlook Park will no longer be accessible to motorized vehicles as of Friday, April 29th.

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Citing vandalism, and other issues, Richland released this statement which read in part:

  "Unfortunate incidents of malicious mischief, vandalism of infrastructure, and crimes against persons have led to a decision to restrict motorized access to this popular location."

Last November, there was a widely publicized shooting incident in the area, a victim was hit several times by gunfire.

The City offered this information for accessing the park:

"Users may park in the cul-de-sac at the end of Glenwood Court or the gravel parking lot south of the hill on Englewood Drive. Crews are placing signage and other barriers to restrict vehicular access. The park opens at dawn and closes at dusk."

These changes go into effect immediately.

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