The Platts Mill River Park area in Naugatuck will be closed this weekend after people left trash and debris there, according to police.
Police said several people contacted them earlier in the week to address concerns after a large group of people accessed to the river, leaving the area in such a poor state that local community members staged a clean-up effort to remove trash and debris left behind.
Naugatuck police, along with the borough's Parks Department will be ordering The Platts Mill River Access Area closed this weekend and police said additional closures will be determined later.
Naugatuck Police will also post additional patrols in the area.
Naugatuck police said the area is not safe for swimming and it is intended for “light use that will allow citizens to enjoy the natural beauty of the Naugatuck River.”
They said camp fires, open consumption of liquor and activities that will deteriorate this area are strictly prohibited and enforcement action may be taken.