Brooks opts out of alcohol zone in parks

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The City of Brooks has opted to not continue the program that allowed for individuals to consume alcohol in select parks, said Cpl. Josh Argue, due to a lack of interest on the part of the community.

The program ran from July 1st to August 30th of 2021, and allowed for those of legal drinking age to consume alcohol in select sections of Duke of Sutherland Park, McKay Park, and Veterans Park between the hours of 11a.m. and 9p.m. However, Argue said that during the pilot programs’ run, he had never seen anyone consuming alcohol.

“I guess people were just more comfortable just if they wanted to have a dream staying at their own home or their deck or backyard,” said Argue. “No one from patrols had any calls or any issues dealing with it. It was a non-issue, though the Council has elected to discontinue the program.”

Anna Smith, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Prairie Post East

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