Montgomery County on track to allow alcohol in some public parks
The county is looking to expand its “Picnic in the Park” initiative, which took effect in August. The program encourages park-goers to support and order from nearby restaurants during the pandemic.
If approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board next week, residents will be allowed to order alcohol from those same restaurants starting Sept. 17.
Alcohol is currently prohibited at all county parks, with some exceptions.
Montgomery Parks won’t ban anyone from bringing their own alcohol during the initiative but prefers patrons buy their beer, wine, mixed drinks or spirits from restaurants with food orders.
List of parks
Jesup Blair Local Park
Acorn Urban Park
Germantown Town Center Urban Park
Norwood Local Park
Olney Manor Recreational Park
Takoma Urban Park
Wall Local Park
Wheaton Local Park
Wheaton Regional Park