ROANOKE, Va. -

Roanoke City Council made the final call on a controversial issue at Preston Park.

Council voted in favor of amending the city code to include the park to a list of designated park facilities where alcohol is allowed.

The change means non-profits can serve beer and wine at events, but they will have to go through the city to get approval first.

Three people spoke against the change saying it will add more noise and parking problems to the area.

Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill says protecting that neighborhood is a number one priority.

"While it can be a good thing for a non-profit in terms of fundraising and other things and may be good for the area, we don't want it to have negative effects on the neighborhood,” said Morrill.

Residents also raised concerns about how close the park is to two schools, including Breckinridge Middle School and Preston Park Elementary.