Police: Clear bags only at Peach Drop in Woodruff Park

Atlanta police officers want everyone to have a safe time at the Peach Drop Sunday in Woodruff Park.

That’s why they say they are allowing only clear bags and no food, alcohol, chairs, umbrellas or drones are permitted.

Other prohibited items include bicycles, hoverboards and skateboards, police said.

"We're just trying to prepare everything, and move the furniture around and just make space for a lot of people to be here," said Atlanta Police Department Assistant Chief Rodney Bryant.

The Peach Drop will take place in Woodruff Park. (HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM)

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Security will be tight. There will be four specific entrances to the park and anyone who enters is subject to being searched. 

Access points to Woodruff Park (91 Peachtree Street NW) will be at at Auburn Avenue and Park Place, Edgewood Avenue and Park Place, Peachtree Street and Edgewood Avenue and Peachtree Street and Walton Street. 

"When we see something happening anywhere throughout the world, our first thing to do with the team is to come together and come up with strategies to prevent those types of events," Bryant said.

MORE: Frigid temps expected during Peach Drop

In addition to security concerns, officials warn about the frigid cold. That’s part of the reason pets aren’t allowed in to the park.

The gigantic, 8-foot peach is hoisted several stories for its magnificent descent from the historic Flatiron Building into 2018. RELATED: What is the Flatiron Building?

Rapper Jeezy, R&B powerhouse TLC and rapper/actor Tyrese (Gibson) will perform at the free downtown event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. 

(For more information about Peach Drop, including access points and security regulations, read our story here) .

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