Chapter 12.25


12.25.010    Spirituous liquor prohibited – Permits – Exception – Definitions.

12.25.020    Open container.

12.25.010 Spirituous liquor prohibited – Permits – Exception – Definitions.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume spirituous liquor in town parks or recreation areas, including parking lots and driveways, except as provided in subsection B of this section.

B. The parks and recreation director is empowered to issue permits authorizing the consumption and possession of beer and wine in town parks and recreation areas, and to adopt rules and procedures for the issuance of such permits.

C. A person who has obtained a permit pursuant to subsection B of this section shall display the permit upon request. The permit holder and all persons covered by the permit shall abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The permit may be revoked for failure to comply with terms and conditions. In no case shall the issuance of such permit be construed to grant permission to drink to excess.

D. This section shall not apply to premises or events for which a liquor license has been issued pursuant to ARS Title 4.

E. For the purposes of this title, the following definitions shall apply:

1. “Spirituous liquor” means alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, mescal, gin, vodka, mead, wine, port, ale, beer, any malt liquor, malt beverage, absinthe, a compound or mixture of any of them, or of any of them with any vegetable or other substances, alcohol bitters, bitters containing alcohol, and any liquid intoxication, fruits preserved in ardent spirits and beverages containing more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume.

2. “Beer” means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation, infusion, or decoction of barley malt, hops, or other ingredients not drinkable, or any combination of them.

3. “Wine” means the product obtained by the fermentation of grapes or other agricultural products containing natural or added sugar or any such alcoholic beverage fortified with grape brandy and containing not more than 24 percent of alcohol by volume. [Ord. 2019-138 § 1; Ord. 2001-11; prior code § 15-5-1.]

12.25.020 Open container.

Notwithstanding STC 12.25.010, it is unlawful for any person to consume or possess an open container of any spirituous liquor within parking lots or vehicles within a town park. [Ord. 2019-138 § 1; Ord. 2001-11; prior code § 15-5-2.]