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Proposal moving forward to allow wine and full-strength beer at Denver parks

The policy won't go into effect (if it's approved) until Jan. 1, 2019.

Denver's Department of Parks and Recreation proposed revisions to its alcohol policy earlier this month that would allow full-strength beer and wine at city parks.

According to Cynthia Karbaski with Denver Parks, the new policy would go into effect Jan. 1 next year and end at the end of the year to allow for its review. If the city likes the policy, it can opt to continue it.

Would you like to let Parks and Rec know your thoughts on this program? Head to Wellington Webb Municipal Building at 201 W. Colfax Avenue - Room 4.F.6 on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. for their advisory board's regular meeting.

While the department let Denver City Council know of their intentions on Wednesday, the new plan does not need their approval to go through.

Ultimately, the proposed new rules have to go through one person to get approved: Executive Director of Parks and Recreation Happy Haynes. She's expected to approve the policy in July, Karvaski told 9NEWS. She doesn't need the board's approval to make the change.

If all goes well in 2019, Karvaski said, the new changes will become permanent.

However, under these changes, glass bottles and kegs will still be prohibited.

To view the proposed revisions, head to this link.