Olx Praca expands alcohol consumption to allow it at 124 picnic areas in 18 parks

Olx Praca’s expanded pilot program, which will allow alcohol at dozens of picnic spots in the city, kicks off this Sunday.

From May 1, adults will be allowed to drink alcohol from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at 124 picnic areas in 18 parks in Olx Praca. The expanded pilot program will run until October 10, 2022. (See list of designated parks below).

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The program is in its second year. Last year, the selected areas were mainly concentrated in the river valley. This year the goal was to expand the parks beyond the river valley.

Public drinking in city parks was supposed to be abolished this year. In January, Olx Praca City Council members initially voted to suspend the program. However, at the end of February, this decision was reversed, and the advisers decided to expand the program.

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The 2021 pilot project began in May and ran through October last year, with 47 picnic spots set aside in seven parks across the Olx Praca River Valley.

The City conducted an online survey after the completion of the pilot program, in which 53% of 3,868 respondents rated their experience as very or somewhat positive. The survey showed that 2,526 people who took part in the survey – about 65 percent – said they had participated in the pilot project.

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Among those who knew about the pilot, 50% said they would like to expand the program.

Fifty-four percent of survey participants said the pilot program did not affect their visit to the park.

The vast majority – 79% – of people said they did not experience bullying while participating in the pilot program.

The city report showed that between May 31 and August 31, 2021, law enforcement officers conducted 396 proactive inspections of designated and unmarked picnic areas specific to the pilot program. The city said 245 warnings and zero fines were issued in designated areas.

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Drinking alcohol in public places is allowed only in parks and places marked with signs. Drinking is limited to designated picnic areas only, people are not allowed to walk around the park with their alcoholic drinks.

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Picnic areas can be booked online in advanceand are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. This year there will be signs directing people to the tables, which are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following city parks are part of the 2022 pilot program:

Parks Selected For A 2022 Pilot Program To Allow Alcohol Consumption In City Parks.

Parks selected for a 2022 pilot program to allow alcohol consumption in city parks.

City of Olx Praca

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