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Beaufort parks look to ban grilling, balloons

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Grilling and balloons may soon be banned in Beaufort city parks.

"Grilling and balloons, it's all a part of being in the park. I think that's kind of silly," said Terri Anderson, resident.

Waterfront Park is the main attraction for tourists and locals. It's a place where folks can go for peace and quiet or walk the boardwalk. It is a place where families can go and make life long memories. This is why officials want to ban those things, and make folks register to throw parties in the park and other parks in the city. Folks will have to pay a small deposit, but officials don't have a dollar amount set yet. 

"If you want to attract family, this is good. I think they should have a small designated area for grills where people can use them, and then when they're done they can go out and enjoy the smoke free area," said Janine Palmitessa.

Everyone in city council doesn't agree with the entire proposal, but they all say some kind of regulation needs to be implemented to keep all of the city's parks clean. Officials are also looking at banning longer leashes for dogs.

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