Alcohol in Parks Pilot

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We're seeking your feedback on the Alcohol in Parks Pilot.

Parks provide essential outdoor spaces for people to socialize, eat, rest, and connect with nature. Increasingly, more people are relying on parks for gatherings with friends and family for safer physical distancing. Not everyone has access to a private outdoor space like a patio or yard.

We understand that food and beverage play important roles in fostering social connections. This short-term pilot is an opportunity to meet public demand, while testing and monitoring the potential benefits and impacts this initiative has on the city's parks and residents.

To help us better understand your experience or thoughts around this pilot, please participate in the survey below.

Between the hours of 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, from July 12 to October 11, 2021, we are allowing people to bring and enjoy their own alcoholic beverages at select park sites across the city.

Alcohol may only be consumed at designated drinking sites within each of these parks:

Each of the above parks has designated sites where alcoholic beverages can be consumed. You can see where those sites are by clicking the parks above. Information will also be provided on signs at every site. Consumption of alcohol in Vancouver parks outside of these sites is still illegal.

We are working closely with our Park Rangers, Parks staff, local police, and regional health authority to make sure these sites are safe, properly managed, and maintained. However, it's up to you to make good choices. Please enjoy responsibly, be respectful, and clean up after yourselves.

We're seeking your feedback on the Alcohol in Parks Pilot.

Parks provide essential outdoor spaces for people to socialize, eat, rest, and connect with nature. Increasingly, more people are relying on parks for gatherings with friends and family for safer physical distancing. Not everyone has access to a private outdoor space like a patio or yard.

We understand that food and beverage play important roles in fostering social connections. This short-term pilot is an opportunity to meet public demand, while testing and monitoring the potential benefits and impacts this initiative has on the city's parks and residents.

To help us better understand your experience or thoughts around this pilot, please participate in the survey below.

Between the hours of 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, from July 12 to October 11, 2021, we are allowing people to bring and enjoy their own alcoholic beverages at select park sites across the city.

Alcohol may only be consumed at designated drinking sites within each of these parks:

Each of the above parks has designated sites where alcoholic beverages can be consumed. You can see where those sites are by clicking the parks above. Information will also be provided on signs at every site. Consumption of alcohol in Vancouver parks outside of these sites is still illegal.

We are working closely with our Park Rangers, Parks staff, local police, and regional health authority to make sure these sites are safe, properly managed, and maintained. However, it's up to you to make good choices. Please enjoy responsibly, be respectful, and clean up after yourselves.


  • We are seeking your feedback on this pilot.

    To meet public demand, the Park Board is temporarily allowing people to bring and consume alcoholic beverages within designated drinking sites at select parks across the city. We are using this pilot to monitor the benefits and impacts this initiative has on Vancouver’s residents and parks.

    By participating in this anonymous survey, you will help us better understand what these benefits and impacts are, how we can make improvements, and how people feel about alcohol in parks. This is a short-term opportunity for us to test the successes and lessons of this initiative.

    We are receiving feedback from the launch of this pilot to October 11, 2021. We will report back on findings after the pilot ends. Results will be used to help inform future decision making. We want to hear from you.


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