Port Coquitlam closer to allowing alcohol consumption in select public areas

Jun 24 2020, 5:22 pm

The City of Port Coquitlam is one step closer to allowing the consumption of alcohol in select public areas as a part of a pilot project this summer.

The process continues after Port Coquitlam City Council passed a motion on Tuesday night entitled Pilot Project-Alcohol in City Parks by a vote of 6-1.

If ultimately approved, the pilot project would run until October 31 of this year, and it would be applicable to a number of parks, including Castle Park, Settlers Park, Gates Park, Lions Park, Aggie Park, Evergreen Park, and Cedar Drive Park.

A final reading on the pilot is scheduled to take place on July 14, after which the project will be implemented if it’s approved.

The move towards the pilot project comes the same week that the City of Vancouver passed a motion for legal booze consumption in select public areas.