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Portsmouth steps up effort to stop alcohol use in park

With sweet tunes and beautiful views, Prescott Park is a summer destination. (WGME)

PORTSMOUTH (WGME) -- City leaders in Portsmouth, New Hampshire say they're doubling down on efforts to curb alcohol use at a park amid a growing number of complaints.

With sweet tunes and beautiful views, Prescott Park is a summer destination.

But at recent movies, plays and concerts there's been a few complaints.

Alcohol has been banned in the park since the sisters who donated the land laid it out in a charitable trust, but some say that hasn't stopped everyone.

From dogs to smoking, signs clearly say what's banned in Prescott Park, but not alcohol. The city says that will change, though, with new signs they'll be debuting this week.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office also stepped in after receiving a number of complaints.

Police now say they'll be out in full force at all events, with no tolerance.

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