Alcohol in Parks Pilot

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As of Oct 11, 2021, the pilot has ended and alcohol consumption in all parks is no longer permitted. Thank you for submitting 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 was 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.

Alcohol consumption was permitted within designated drinking areas at the following pilot sites between July 12 and October 11, 2021:

You can see where those sites are by clicking the parks above.

During the pilot, we worked closely with our Park Rangers, Parks staff, local police, and regional health authority to make sure these sites were safe, properly managed, and maintained. Now that the pilot has ended, we are reviewing all feedback which will be used to inform future considerations for similar initiatives.

As of Oct 11, 2021, the pilot has ended and alcohol consumption in all parks is no longer permitted. Thank you for submitting 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 was 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.

Alcohol consumption was permitted within designated drinking areas at the following pilot sites between July 12 and October 11, 2021:

You can see where those sites are by clicking the parks above.

During the pilot, we worked closely with our Park Rangers, Parks staff, local police, and regional health authority to make sure these sites were safe, properly managed, and maintained. Now that the pilot has ended, we are reviewing all feedback which will be used to inform future considerations for similar initiatives.

  • Thank you for submitting your feedback to the Alcohol in Parks pilot. The survey was open from July 12 to October 11, 2021. We are currently reviewing all feedback to inform future considerations.

    This survey has closed as of October 11, 2021. We will report back on findings in December, 2021. Results will be used to help inform future decision making.


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