Pilot program to allow responsible alcohol consumption in 4 Burnaby parks

Last updated: July 7, 2023

The City of Burnaby is launching a pilot program between June 23 and October 30 to allow the responsible consumption of alcohol at 4 City parks. This program is intended to help City staff understand the effects of allowing alcohol in parks before a potential bylaw change to allow responsible alcohol consumption in all Burnaby parks in the fall of 2023.

The parks chosen for the pilot program are Central Park, Confederation Park, Edmonds Park and Keswick Park. Each was selected for its location (near transit options and one of the city’s four town centres), on-site facilities (like washrooms, picnic areas, recycling bins and lighting), and City staff presence. 

During the pilot, alcohol consumption is allowed at the 4 identified parks between dawn and dusk in all outdoor areas of the park grounds except sports courts, pathways and trails, spray parks and playgrounds. Alcohol will still be prohibited in all indoor areas of these parks. 

Residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the program by taking a short survey at Burnaby.ca/YourVoice-Alcohol-In-Parks before the program close date of October 30, 2023. 

Learn More: 

Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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