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Alcohol rules at county parks: Your Stories

County parks are often touted as family friendly. But after observing what he calls questionable behavior, one NewsChannel 9 viewer wants to know what the rules are.
Liverpool (WSYR-TV) - County parks are often touted as family friendly.

But after observing what he calls questionable behavior, one NewsChannel 9 viewer wants to know what the rules are.

John says he often takes his kids to Onondaga Lake Park. Several times this year, he has noticed beer cans strewn near the athletics fields and team members using offensive language. He wants to know whether this kind of behavior is permitted.

According to Onondaga County Parks' Commissioner Bill Lansley, often the ball fields are reserved for events and leagues where alcohol is permitted with the reserved event. Umpires are also expected to adhere to strict policies regarding profanity and consumption, as well as the field and surrounding area cleanup.

Moreover, alcohol can be served and consumed in the picnic area by groups that have a reservation, but there is a maximum amount corresponding to the number of people in the group.

The rules are enforced through the Parks Department team and Park Rangers.

That said, park staff members should be notified if people are seen consuming alcohol outside the picnic area at the park.

If you have a question for the Your Stories team, call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.

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