County piloting permitted alcohol consumption at select picnic sites

June 22, 2021

County piloting permitted alcohol consumption at select picnic sites

Beginning July 1, Strathcona County will be piloting the permitting of responsible alcohol consumption at six community designated picnic sites.

Pilot sites include Centennial Park picnic shelter and fire pits, Broadmoor Lake Park’s north lake picnic areas and Peace Park, Cloverbar Ranch Park picnic shelter, Josephburg picnic area (near pickleball courts) and the South Cooking Lake picnic shelter.

Users are only permitted to consume alcohol at designated tables, that are clearly labelled with signage, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Alcohol consumption will not be allowed in areas outside of the designated picnic site area.  

Alcohol consumption in Strathcona County parks is permitted only in the designated signed areas, and in accordance with the Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Act. Alcohol consumption, by adults over the age of 18, must be done responsibly. By law, a person must stop consuming liquor in a designated area if a peace officer believes the person is intoxicated.

Evaluation of park users’ and education/enforcement experiences and feedback will occur in the fall. Based on this evaluation, future considerations will be made for the permitted use of alcohol consumption in Strathcona County parks.

For more information, call 780-467-2211 or visit  

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595