Denver’s banning booze in parks until July 23

No touching, either!

Cheesman Park on a lovely winter day, March 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Cheesman Park on a lovely winter day, March 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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It’s come to this: Denver is banning alcohol from parks from April 24 through July 23, 2020 to keep people from getting too touchy-feely and thereby possibly more exposed to COVID-19.

“It is intended to support and promote the stay at home and social distancing directives and ensure the safety of outdoor public spaces during the emergency,” a statement from the city reads.

Here are the rules governing parks. Stick to them and stay safe:

  • Alcohol (including beer, wine and champagne) is not allowed
  • If you are sick, do not visit the parks
  • Separate at least 6 feet from others at all times
  • Do not gather or travel in groups
  • Group sports and activities are prohibited
  • Shared use of equipment is not allowed (i.e.: frisbees, footballs, etc.)
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer/washing supplies
  • Leash your dog to prevent accidental cross-contamination with others
  • Park hours are 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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