City Council continued it's review of rules for city parks and placed no hours of operation on the Fairgrounds (except for picnic and trail areas)....Lawmakers also agreed to leave Thompson Park open until midnight...three hours later than the current closing.
That's an improvement as harsh restrictions were placed on parks following the post-Woodstock era.
Councilmembers will grapple next week with open container restrictions which forbid a beer with your grilled burger unless you go to the PD the day before and get a permit.
When ask how all those people drink at the Syracuse Symphony Concert, Council was told someone got a permit for all those thousands of people.
That led to questions about the permit process and a continuation of discussions next week.
Still unresolved is finding a legal method to accomodate use of the deck at Whitewater Park.
A spirited discussion of the old days at the Park left younger Council members puzzled about how people could actually be out late at night having a good time.
"Nothing good happens after midnight," said one Councilman.