Savannah may expand legal zone for outdoor alcohol

Published On: Aug 31 2014 09:56:51 AM EDT

One of Savannah's largest city parks may soon join the downtown historic district as a place where residents and visitors can legally sip alcohol outdoors.

As anybody who's visited Savannah for its St. Patrick's Day celebration knows, drinking booze from plastic "to-go" cups is perfectly street legal throughout most of the downtown area. But that privilege ends a few blocks shy of Forsyth Park.

The 30-acre greenspace at the southern edge of Savannah's historic district is the city's equivalent to Central Park in New York. Savannah officials announced last week that changes being proposed to local alcohol ordinances include allowing people to carry "to-go" cups of booze in Forsyth Park.

Officials have scheduled public meetings on the proposals Tuesday and Sept. 18 before the City Council takes action.


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