Following the long weekend, a new piece of legislation will affect the allowance of alcohol consumption in a public place.

According to a government release, beginning on May 23 municipalities and park authorities in the province can designate outdoor public places such as parks for consumption of beverage alcohol by individuals of legal drinking age.

"Municipalities and park authorities know what works in their communities and these changes will give them the flexibility to make their own decisions about allowing public alcohol consumption in parks and outdoor spaces," Minister Responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Lori Carr said. "Our government will continue to look at ways to modernize Saskatchewan's liquor laws while balancing the responsible use of alcohol."

Any municipalities that do choose to set aside outdoor public spaces for consumption will need to pass a bylaw as well as check in with the SLGA. It's also noted that rules surrounding liquor consumption will continue to apply in already designated spaces. 

These rules coming in are a result of a change in legislation that will come into effect on May 23.