New fines for violators of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park hours have officially gone into effect.
First-time park abusers will be hit with a $50 charge, an increase of $15 from past park fines. A $100 citation will be given for the second violation, a $200 for the third. Current park hours are posted as "dawn until dusk."
Claremont City Council approved the resolution at its meeting in early September. Changes took effect late last week.