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Alcohol in Parks

Calgarians are be able to drink alcohol at select picnic tables from June 1 to September 7 throughout the city. During this pilot, drinking will not be permitted in all parks.

Drinking locations in parks

Alcohol consumption will not be allowed freely in all parks or at all sites within a designated park.  Not all bookable picnic tables in City parks will be designated for alcohol consumption either. Users will only be able to drink alcohol at tables clearly labelled with the appropriate signage.

Picnic tables can be used on a first-come, first-served basis or can be reserved with a free permit that gives priority use. Reserve a picnic table with The City’s online booking system.

Alcohol will be permitted at all designated sites between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. only. Reservations are available in time blocks of:

  • Noon – 2 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

NW picnic table locations

NE picnic table locations

SW picnic table locations

SE picnic table locations

Rules for drinking in parks

The following rules are in place at all designated sites:

  • Drink in moderation and be a good neighbour. Public intoxication is not tolerated! 
  • The AGLC Act allows for alcohol consumption only at designated sites, cannot be carried around the park – it must stay at the table.
  • A person must stop consuming liquor in a designated picnic area if a Calgary Police officer or community peace officer believes that they are intoxicated and requests that they stop consuming liquor.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • All COVID-19 provincial health restrictions must be followed, including gathering limits and physical distancing requirements. 
  • We also suggest that you wear a mask when visiting with those outside your household and maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Remove all garbage and empty drink containers from the site before you leave the table. 

Designated tables will be removed from the pilot, or the program will be discontinued early, if issues persist. To report a complaint or provide feedback on this program please contact 3-1-1.  

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