The Metropolis of Port Coquitlam introduced on Wednesday that it’s going to completely enable alcohol consumption in seven of its public parks.
The choice comes after what the town mentioned was a profitable pilot mission final summer time, and “sturdy approval” in public suggestions.
“Final yr’s pilot was an unquestionable success,” mentioned Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West. “Individuals informed us they have been pleased to have the ability to responsibly and safely get pleasure from a drink with household and buddies, and to be handled like adults, as we see in lots of nations all over the world.”
The seven parks to permit alcohol consumption are Citadel, Settlers, Gates, Lions, Aggie, Evergreen and Cedar Drive.
A pilot mission may even be performed at Peace, McLean and Dominion Parks this yr till October 31. Amendments to the bylaw can be introduced ahead to Metropolis Council in early March.
The Metropolis mentioned that within the on-line survey performed, “about 86% of the 573 respondents had a ‘good’ expertise through the pilot and wished it to proceed.”
Nearly 90% of these surveyed have been Port Coquitlam residents, and nearly two-thirds have been age 40 or over.
The Metropolis has 30 different parks all through the group the place alcohol is at present not permitted.