Alcohol ban back for park

Just before the start of summer, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection re-imposed temporary alcohol bans for seven state recreation areas.

Wadsworth Falls State Park, located on the Middletown/Middlefield line, is on the list.

The alcohol ban will stand until Sept. 5.

The DEEP said that in recent summers the seven locations listed saw increased crowds and alcohol consumption, leading to increased incidents of unruly behavior, as well as property damage, trespassing and complaints by other visitors.

The DEEP said the alcohol ban has helped reduce negative behaviors while making the areas more safe and enjoyable.

“Connecticut’s state parks, forests, and boat launches should be peaceful and family-oriented places where visitors can feel welcome and safe while recreating outdoors,” said Mason Trumble, DEEP Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Conservation. “This measure, combined with continued supervision and education by DEEP staff and law enforcement officers, will help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit by citizens of all ages.”

For additional information, call DEEP at 860-424-3110.



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