alcohol in parks

Port Moody City Council has approved a pilot project that allows adults gathering outdoors with friends or family to drink alcohol safely and responsibly in designated areas at seven public places. 

Effective immediately, under the City of Port Moody Responsible Consumption of Liquor in Public Places Bylaw Number 3375, adults may drink alcohol between 11am and dusk in permitted spaces at the following locations:

  • Rocky Point Park (2800 block Murray Street)
  • Old Orchard Park (630 Alderside Road)
  • Pioneer Memorial Park (275 Knowle Street)
  • Kyle Centre Pop-Up Park (125 Kyle Street)
  • Queens Street Plaza (Queens Street between Clark Street and Spring Street)
  • Town Centre Park – Trasolini Field spectator stands only (300 Ioco Road)
  • Inlet Park – Inlet Field spectator stands only (3024 Murray Street) 

Maps posted at each location and available at show the spaces where alcohol consumption is permitted. Drinking is prohibited within 10 metres of a playground or spray park (with the exception of the picnic shelter area at Old Orchard Park), and within the Labyrinth Healing Garden at Pioneer Memorial Park. 

Public spaces are shared spaces. We ask adults who choose to drink alcohol to respect their fellow park users by managing consumption, behaving responsibly, and disposing of waste or recycling in the appropriate manner. Residents and visitors are reminded they must follow all rules and regulations set out in B.C.’s Liquor Control and Licensing Act

The pilot project will run through April 2023. In early 2023, City staff will report back to Council with an evaluation and recommended next steps. 

The full bylaw, maps, and City staff’s July 13, 2022 Report to Council are available at Questions or comments related to Bylaw Number 3375 or the pilot program may be sent to