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The Responsible Consumption of Alcohol in Parks Bylaw was approved by City Council on June 19, 2023, and will be in effect from June 23, 2023 until October 30, 2023. We want to hear about your experiences with the pilot program. If you have feedback you’d like us to consider on alcohol in Burnaby parks, we’re listening—take the online survey which closes October 30, 2023.

About this project

The City of Burnaby is introducing a temporary pilot program to permit responsible consumption of alcohol in four parks across Burnaby: Central, Confederation, Edmonds, and Keswick parks. Alcohol consumption will be permitted at these parks from dawn to dusk, everywhere except in these areas:

Within 10 metres of:

  • playgrounds
  • sport courts and fields, and artificial turf surfaces
  • spray parks and outdoor pools
  • skate bowls
  • parking lots
  • In or on any of the following:
  • trail pathways
  • natural parkland and forested areas
  • indoor areas
  • any other areas with signage forbidding alcohol consumption posted

If you choose to make use of the pilot program this summer, we ask you to be responsible and respectful of other park users. Please avoid bringing glass containers to reduce litter and the risk of injury, and make sure to recycle all containers you bring to the park—pack out what you pack in.

Alcohol permitted - pilot project locations

We’ve chosen these parks because each has the following features which make them suitable for our pilot program:

  • Location: The pilot parks are near Burnaby’s four major town centres (Brentwood, Lougheed, Metrotown, and Edmonds), and will provide opportunities for Burnaby residents across the city to participate in the program.
  • Green Space and Public Washrooms: These parks have ideal areas to enjoy time outdoors this summer, with amenities like plenty of lighting, picnic tables and benches, open green space, and shade trees. Each also has public washroom facilities available on-site.
  • Recycling Capacity: We’re making sure each park has enough recycling bins to prevent littering of empty containers. Keswick Park will have additional temporary bins this summer, and our staff will be monitoring the need for additional bins and pickup at all pilot parks throughout the program.

To report violations, please contact or call 604-294-7206. For weekdays after 3:30 pm and weekends, please call 604-294-7200.