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Aug. 16, 2008 at 10:14am

Drinking in the Park?

whats the law

So I'm planning a little gathering at a park in tacoma, what are the laws on having beer for a bbq?

I guess its allowed in stateparks, what about Tacoma parks?

Anyone have any info/links?

comments [13]  |  posted under Drinking, Tacoma


by tacomachickadee on 8/16/2008 @ 10:20am
Not allowed.

by scout on 8/16/2008 @ 10:45am
Bad, Bad idea in this area - would be a major green light for Loser-Fest

by intacoma on 8/16/2008 @ 11:54am
why is that scout? Not everyone has a yard, why shouldnt you be able to have a bbq and have a beer in the park?

In stateparks having a beer in picnic areas or campgrounds is legal

by intacoma on 8/16/2008 @ 11:55am
thx for the link chickadee

by Erik on 8/16/2008 @ 12:45pm
People drink legally in the various parks all the time.

I think one just needs a permit first to set up a beer garden or something similar.

Here's the more specific link:

by intacoma on 8/16/2008 @ 12:49pm
yeah, bummer for a few people who just want to grill up some chicken

by Rue on 8/16/2008 @ 2:09pm
Tip: move to Europe, come back in 200 years.

by liz on 8/16/2008 @ 4:21pm

by chrism39 on 8/16/2008 @ 9:08pm
We took a bottle of wine to a beach in California, bad move, we got a ticket and they made us feel like losers.

by Erik on 8/17/2008 @ 12:58am
Washington regulates alcohol very strictly.

In states such as California, one can buy hard liquor from grocery stores, for better or worse.

However, I suspect they still regulate open alcohol containers in parks.

by dawntown on 8/17/2008 @ 9:08am
Or move to Texas.

Just don't drink from glass; anything else, your good.
BTW, in Austin, you can also be topless and it is legal. The line gets drawn at whether your tatas are enough to create a public disturbance.

by scout on 8/17/2008 @ 11:41am
....And is there any history of public disturbances in your recent history as a Texas resident?

by Kevindot1 on 8/17/2008 @ 2:18pm
Be discrete and use the red plastic cups. And most importantly, be cool. Don't draw attention to yourselves and everything should be fine to have a few beers while grilling up at the park. I think the spirit of the no alcohol rule for the parks is to keep the vagrants from drinking openly in the parks, and thus when caught, gives them something to take them in on.

Again, just be cool. I do this every year at Point Defiance for our annual family reunion.