Legal action has been launched against a group of Travellers who are camped out in Caird Park.
Dundee City Council has lodged papers at the sheriff court in a bid to move on around 30 caravans which have been camped there since the start of the week.
Previously, a group of Travellers believed to be the same ones were at Camperdown Park, but moved on after the court granted a warrant for their removal.
Strathmartine councillor Kevin Keenan, whose ward includes Caird Park, said it was unacceptable that the Travellers were placing such a burden on the city.
He said: “Up until now they haven’t been overly responsible when it comes to rubbish.
“In effect, what they are doing is fly-tipping and if the council has to pay the bill to clean it up, then that will hit the pocket of Dundee people.
“On recreational grounds like this, their presence could mean football games have to get called off, kids are left disappointed and that just isn’t fair.”
A second group of Travellers are currently camped on private land near South Road in Charleston.
Mr Keenan added: “Where there is a business that only employs a few people, the financial burden of having to move Travellers on could be enough to tip them over the edge.
“It also means that money is spent on this rather than on creating jobs in the city and that’s not good for anyone.”
The Travellers have been in Dundee for nearly two weeks, having initially set up camp on playing fields on Riverside Drive. Mounds of rubbish were left at the site after they had left, as they were at Camperdown.