Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Food trucks and alcoholic beverages allowed in select parks this summer

Langley City Council approved a summertime food truck and alcoholic beverages in parks pilot program. This pilot program will help support the economic recovery of our restaurants and small businesses in Langley City and allow people to safely enjoy beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages during a picnic with friends and family.

As part of this pilot program, people who operate a food truck will need to have a permanent food service business located in Langley City.

The City will permit food trucks in commercial areas outside of the Historic Downtown area, including parking lots, if the operator has the permission of property owners.

Map of food truck exclusion zone. Select image to enlarge.

The City will also allow one food truck each in the parking lot at:

  • City Park, west of Al Anderson Memorial Pool
  • Linwood Park
  • Brydon Park
  • Sendall Gardens
  • Portage Park
  • Penzer Park
  • Uplands Dog Off-leash Park

The City must approve the schedule for any food truck operating in a park.

Food truck operators will also need to follow good neighbourhood rules around noise and garbage.

On Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm from July 1st through September 30th, people will be allowed to responsibly consume alcoholic beverages in McBurney Plaza, select areas in Douglas Park, and the picnic shelters at City Park.

The following map shows the select areas in Douglas Park.

Alcoholic beverage zone in Douglas Park. Select map to enlarge.

The City will be investing $21,000 to provide portable toilets were required, garbage/recycling/organic collection, security services, and signage to support this alcoholic beverages in parks pilot program.

Example signage as part of the alcoholic beverages in parks pilot program. Select image to enlarge.

People will also be able to provide feedback on this program through the pilot period. Based on the results of the pilot program, Council may decide to make the program permanent.

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