Auckland Council is looking to install a gate following reports an Auckland park has been littered with rubbish by late-night revellers.
Seaside Park in Ōtāhuhu has been fouled with rubbish on multiple occasions, forcing residents to dodge used condoms, human waste and smashed beer bottles on their morning walks, Stuff reports.
Some desperate residents have taken matters into their own hands, erecting their own gate and using a campervan to blockade the entrance.
The council said it is now taking action to keep the partiers out. A guard will be on duty at night and cleaning crews sent in to tidy up the rubbish.
It is also looking into a mechanism to close the car park after hours to prevent revellers from getting in.
"The council is taking this seriously and we will act to ensure residents get the support they need," head of operational management and maintenance Agnes McCormack said.
"The people of Ōtāhuhu should not have to put up with this disruption, and the council is taking action now to ensure the peace returns to the community."
Anyone with concerns about rubbish or maintenance issues in their local park can contact the council on 09 301 0101.