Greenville City Council Considers Revised Alcohol Policy

Plans to expand alcohol consumption in one city's parks and recreation facilities have been put on hold.

Greenville's City Council says the revised alcohol policy has been in committee until now, and they didn't want to vote Monday without letting the public weigh in.

Right now there's one facility in Greenville where you can drink beer and wine and that's the Bradford Creek Public Golf Course. The new policy would allow certain other facilities the same capability.

Parks and Rec Director Gary Fenton explains the scope of the proposal.

"What would work best to minimize the likelihood of any problems is to not open all parks to alcohol," explains Fenton.

Town Common is one park Fenton says would have a specific area designated for the purposes of selling and drinking alcohol. He says the drinking hours would be limited.

River Park North would also allow alcohol consumption after public hours and for private use only. Also, the Magnolia Arts Center, located in the Perkins complex, would be included. A small portion of the Eppes Recreation Center would too.

Mayor Allen Thomas says he expects to nail down a date for a public meeting within the next few weeks.