Starting next Monday, it is legal to turn a cold down in certain parts of certain parks in the city of Vancouver.
The Vancouver Park Board has published the details of its pilot project on alcohol in parks, which will allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages in 22 city parks.
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The board originally approved the plan in July last year, but the initiative was delayed due to the need for provincial legislative changes.
According to the pilot plan, people will be allowed to have a drink between kl. 11 and 21 every day until October 11th.
Drinks are only allowed in certain parts of the parks, which are marked with signs. You can see maps that show which part of the parks allow alcohol here.
The city says the parks were chosen in an attempt to include one or two parks in each neighborhood.
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Access to emergency vehicles, bathrooms, bicycle and transit access, parking and potential disturbances to neighbors were also considerations, it said.
The city says the pilot is an attempt to create more outdoor spaces where people can socialize, especially those who do not have a private yard, and in recognition of COVID-19 security issues.
North Vancouver and Port Coquitlam both rolled out drinking in parks pilot projects last summer and have reported minimal problems with the initiatives.
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Last year, the city of Vancouver also approved a plan that allows alcohol consumption in select public spaces.
The Vancouver pilot project will apply to the following parks.
- Collingwood Park
- David Lam Park
- Fraser River Park
- Granville Park
- Harbor Green Park
- John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park
- Kitsilano Beach Park / Hadden Park
- Langara Park
- Locarno Strandpark
- Maple Grove Park
- Memorial South Park
- Memorial West Park
- In Brighton Park
- Pandora Park
- Queen Elizabeth Park
- Quilchena Park
- Riverfront Park
- Robson Park
- Rupert Park
- Stanley Park
- Vanier Park
- Volunteer park
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