Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Adult Beverages in Select Langley City Parks Back This Summer

New picnic shelters at City Park. Select image to enlarge.

Last summer, Langely City Council approved piloting the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages in select Langley City parks. The City also collected public feedback about the pilot program.

62% of the people who provided feedback to the City supported or strongly supported allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages in parks, with 64% interested in expanding the program.

73% of the people who provided feedback had a positive or neutral experience in designated alcoholic beverage consumption areas during the pilot program.

Based on the feedback received, City staff proposed rerunning the pilot program this summer. Council agreed.

The consumption of adult beverages will be allowed on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and this year expanding to Sundays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The pilot will run from July 1st through September 30th.

These locations will be part of the pilot:

  • City Park New Picnic Shelters
  • North Side of McBurney Plaza
  • Select Areas of Douglas Park
Alcohol allowed zone in red. Select map to enlarge.

The City will spend $20,000 to provide enhanced garbage/recycling/organics collection, security, and signage for this summer’s pilot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would love to see a new poll so I can vote this time to bring down those numbers. The path I take on my daily walk is determined by how to best avoid passing near drunk people on Douglas park.