Montgomery County suspending alcohol in the park pilot program starting today

Montgomery County’s pilot program permitting residents to drink alcohol in local parks is suspended as of today.

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They shutting down the program in conjunction with the state of Maryland ending COVID-19 restrictions.

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The program allowed people to drink in 13 designated parks without a permit.

The county launched the program as part of an effort to support area restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to parks officials, they did not have any alcohol-related incidents while the program was in effect.