Controversy may be brewing again over a recommendation allowing alcohol to be sold or served in Bowling Green parks.

Controversy may be brewing again over a recommendation allowing alcohol to be sold or served in Bowling Green parks.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce is urging the city to consider setting guidelines for alcohol use. The Board of Aldermen will review the proposal next week. If approved, the Park Board would likely draft the rules, which could include special permits for single events and not a blanket endorsement.

The city currently bans beer and liquor in its parks, but the issue has been debated several times in recent years.

Some argue alcohol would contribute to crime problems and should not be allowed in places that are popular with children. Others say the ban is causing Bowling Green to lose out on events that would attract paying crowds.