Burnaby alcohol-in-parks pilot decision expected Monday

You may be able to crack open an adult drink at four parks in Burnaby this month, as city councillors are expected to vote on a proposed alcohol-in-parks pilot program Monday.

If approved, the program would allow alcohol at designated spots in Confederation, Central, Keswick and Edmonds parks over the summer.

But there are some proposed regulations to the program, including fines of up to $200 if people drink in spots that aren’t designated or outside of scheduled timeframes.

Proposed violations also include drinking within ten metres of a playground or pool.

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The start date of the pilot is slated to begin on June 23 and run until October 30 of this year.

Other communities in Metro Vancouver have approved similar programs, including Port Coquitlam, Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver.

With files from Emily Marsten and Hana Mae Nassar

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