New security measures are to be introduced at a riverside car park to keep travellers out.
The work at the site on the Thames Promenade in Reading, Berkshire, is to be carried out as part of a £100,000 package of improvements for the area.
The borough council has agreed to spend the money on giving the whole of Caversham Lock a facelift.
It says better security is needed at the car park as it is a "vulnerable spot" for illegal traveller sites.
A spokesman said: "The car park at the Prom is a particularly vulnerable spot for access by travellers and it is hoped the improvements will prevent them from gaining access in the future.
The works will see the grass bank around the site reshaped, a new entrance barrier built and bollards put in.
The rest of the money will be used to introduce new paths, seating and lighting to Hills Meadow, View Island, Kings Meadow and Christchurch Meadow.