The City's new Whitewater Park opens up the question of what rules should govern these new waterfront facilities.
I say there should not be smoking allowed as it will result in more litter on the shoreline and butts are difficult to clean up.
I am more liberal on hours of operation especially if there is to be a commercial establishment on the property.
Frankly, drinking a beer while watching the water doesn't bother me from a moral perspective, but you probably have to ban it, realizing that those who do so discreetly enough not to get caught are not likely to cause trouble in the first place.
Council has decided against swimming, except of course those in watercraft who are wearing PFD's.
There is a ban on glass containers as well.
If you want to do things in a rule-free environment stay in your back yard.