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Naples Police Will Monitor Unlawful Alcohol Consumption During St. Patricks Day Parade

People dressed in green lining the street of 5th Ave in Naples during Saint Patrick's Day parade

March 3, 2014

The Naples Police Department (NPD) will be monitoring the consumption of alcohol and open containers of alcoholic beverages at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15 along the parade route and adjacent areas.

The NPD will work with the public to maintain compliance with the law (see Ordinance 6-3 below) to avoid possible fines and or arrests.

This year’s parade could bring nearly 40,000 spectators to downtown Naples to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade organized by the Naples St. Patrick Foundation to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and commences at 12th Avenue South and then follows the traditional parade route along 3rd Street South, 5th Avenue South and 8th Street South to Crayton Cove.

Parking for this event will include the City parking garages, the parking lots at 8th Street South and 8th Avenue South, 4th Street South and 4th Avenue South, 7th Street South and 3rd Avenue South, 5th Avenue South Parkway, the perimeter of Cambier Park, St. Ann School, and Gulfview Middle School.

For more information, please contact Captain Richard Carr at 239-213-4808 or email Captain Carr at rcarr@naplesgov.com.

Ordinance 6-3: It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage, or to have in the person’s possession any alcoholic beverage in an open container, when such person is located upon any city road right-of-way or sidewalk within the following zoning districts: C commercial districts, D downtown district, any (PD) planned development which permits commercial uses.


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