Park visitors are most concerned about alcohol use and the associated noise, uncontrolled dogs, obnoxious behaviour, amenity damage and public safety risk that result. Alcohol cannot be consumed or possessed in a City park. The Parks Bylaw [PDF - 222 KB] also prohibits "stunting," a flexible term applied to many activities that interfere with other users' enjoyment of the park.
Many park issues are regulated by the Animal Bylaw [PDF - 925 KB] such as leashing of dogs on beaches Sept 16 through May 30, and the total ban of dogs on beaches in summer and in sports facilities at all times. Parks are closed from sunset to sunrise; Bylaw Enforcement Officers and security guards routinely patrol parks day and night in summer.Go to Top