Hearing Wednesday for proposed alcohol ban at Denver's Washington Park

DENVER - Should all alcohol be banned from Denver's popular Washington Park? A city councilman and Denver Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting about the question Wednesday evening.

District 7 City Councilman Chris Nevitt wrote a letter earlier this month asking Denver Parks and Recreation  to consider the idea. Currently, the only alcohol allowed in any city park is 3.2 beer.

Nevitt, however, says constituents are complaining about litter, public urination and violent fights.

"We need to affect a profound yet cost-effective change in Washington Park," Nevitt wrote in his letter. "I believe that the complete ban of alcohol in Washington Park is that change we must affect. It is simple, straightforward to communicate, and easy to enforce."



The community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Denver Baha'I Center at 225 E. Bayaud Ave.

"We don't expect action to come out of this meeting. We'll be taking comments and consideration," Denver Parks and Recreation spokesman Jeff Green previously told our partners at The Denver Post.

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