With the pandemic decreasing indoor leisure alternatives, The Metropolis hopes to encourage those that could also be feeling remoted to get exterior and join safely with household and mates. From June 1 to Sept. 7, 2021, Calgarians will have the ability to drink responsibly at 30 clearly marked, designated tables between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. All COVID-19 provincial well being measures have to be adopted, together with out of doors gathering limits and bodily distancing necessities.
Not all bookable picnic tables in Metropolis parks might be designated for alcohol consumption. Customers will solely have the ability to drink alcohol on the 30 tables clearly labelled with the suitable signage. Alcohol can’t be carried across the park. Public intoxication stays prohibited and customers are reminded to not drive after consuming alcohol.
Designated tables might be faraway from the pilot, or this system might be discontinued early, if points persist. Residents could name 311 with any issues.
“Because the climate warms after a really tough winter, we’re excited to supply a brand new alternative for Calgarians to responsibly join with their parks and one another,” says Kyle Ripley, Director of Calgary Parks.
Tables can be utilized on a first-come, first-served foundation or may be reserved with a free allow that offers precedence use. The pilot will begin with 30 tables and could possibly be expanded within the coming weeks based mostly on preliminary citizen suggestions. To ebook a picnic desk, or for extra data, go to Calgary.ca/alcoholinparks.
Metropolis administration will overview the general use of the non permanent alcohol in parks program and report outcomes again to Council November 2021.
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