City Council Removes Alcohol Restriction in Certain Parks

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield City Council approved Monday to amend city code, allowing alcohol in public parks.

new park regulation adopted by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board prior to the City Council meeting restricted the allowance of alcohol to nine park locations, according to a press release from the park board.

Areas included in the amendment are: 

  • Rivercut Golf Course
  • Horton Smith Golf Course
  • Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course, excluding Betty Allison at Oscar Blom Course
  • Mediacom Ice Park, only during college, semi-pro and professional events and private rentals, only in designated areas
  • Cooper Tennis Complex, only during college, semi-pro and professional events and private rentals, only in designated areas
  • Dickerson Park Zoo, only during after-hours events, only in designated areas
  • Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens, only for special events and private rentals, only in designated areas
  • Lake Springfield Boathouse, only for special events and private rentals, only in designated areas
  • Davis House and Property, only for special events and private rentals, only in designated areas

The Park Board continues to prohibit alcohol at youth sports events, family-themed events, neighborhood parks, playgrounds, pools and picnic pavilions (except permitted events in pavilions at Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens.

Alcohol sales will be implemented at the three golf course locations by April, according to the press release. Sales are to be implemented at the Cooper Tennis Complex by July and Mediacom Ice Park by September.

Private caterers will manage alcohol licensing and sales at events at Dickerson Park Zoo, the Botanical Center and Gardens, Lake Springfield Boathouse, and the Davis House and Property. All events and private rentals at these locations will require an event permit as well as liability insurance and security. Implementation at these locations is expected by July, according to the press release.

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