Alcohol consumption

Which parks will allow alcohol consumption in Strathcona County? –

As of June 15, five public parks in Strathcona County allow the consumption of alcohol.

Specific picnic tables will be clearly marked and accompanied by signs indicating where legal consumption is permitted.

Authorized sites include:

  • Centennial Park Picnic Shelter and Fire Pits
  • Broadmoor Lake Parks North Lake Picnic Area
  • Cloverbar Ranch Park Picnic Shelter
  • Josephburg Picnic Area (near pickleball courts)
  • South Cooking Lake Picnic Shelter

Strathcona County designated hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for drinking – parks close at 11 p.m.

It is strictly forbidden to drink in the places mentioned above after 9 p.m.

“I think what would happen is that law enforcement would probably be called and just let them know what time they are allowed to stay there for alcohol consumption,” said Amber Rudiak, the Community Liaison for Outdoor Services in Strathcona County.

Legal drinking in public parks began in Strathcona County in 2021. Rudiak says she is not aware of any negative incidents from last year or so far this year.

The end date for this year is October 11.