If one thing is for sure, it's that Montrealers adore parks. And one, in particular, gets a whole lot of love: Mount Royal.\nSuch love for this park led many locals to flock there on the statutory holiday of Monday, October 12.City officials took notice of the high volume of people frequenting the park that day and made the decision to temporarily close its parking lot because of such.\nEditor's Choice: 8 Montreal Sandwich Spots That'll Satisfy All Of Your Cravings In One Bite\n[ #COVID19 | Palier 3 - Alerte maximale 🔴 ] Malheureusement l'achalandage sur le Mont-Royal étant trop élevé pour le respect des mesures de distanciation, nous devons procéder à la fermeture temporaire du stationnement pour le parc du Mont-Royal. pic.twitter.com/zUhG35Fd9Z— Ville de Montréal (@MTL_Ville) October 12, 2020\n\n\nIn English, the tweet reads "Unfortunately the traffic on Mount Royal is too high to respect the distancing measures, we must proceed with the temporary closure of the parking lot for Mount Royal Park."\nEarly on Monday morning, the City released a tweet asking that locals avoid this popular park, suggesting that they "admire the fall colours in local parks" instead.\nThis is not the first time the City of Montreal has decided to close access to the parking lots of certain public parks during the pandemic.\nThe same happened for multiple public spaces in the city on April 5, including Mount Royal.\nMount Royal remains open for pedestrians and cyclists, but going to a park closer to where you reside instead is being highly recommended. \n\nThis article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.