Public drinking will not be tolerated in parks: City of St. John’s

Published on February 13, 2014
The Loop
Keith Gosse/The Telegram

The City of St. John’s has issued an advisory warning people to respect public facilities and the law.

The news release follows the posting of a recent video showing a man skating around the Loop skate park at Bannerman Park after chugging a beer. He’s dressed in a pink thong as he does a lap around the rink dodging children and parents.

“The City of St. John’s is proud to provide safe and enjoyable family oriented spaces for our residents. Public drinking and disorderly behaviour are not tolerated in our facilities,” says the advisory issued this morning.

“This is a disgraceful display of indecency and immaturity,” said Mayor Dennis O’Keefe of the man’s stunt.

“I am disappointed in this behaviour, particularly at a location that is meant to be enjoyed by families.”

According to the release, the city has directed the video to the attention of the RNC.

The public is encouraged to contact the RNC if they observe behaviour they believe may be illegal, including the consumption of alcohol in public spaces.