Smoking ban in parks will take effect this fall

By:  Newsroom

It's just a matter of ordering and installing signs.  Mayor Chris Beutler has approved the new rule.

The new measure passed last week by the Parks and Recreation Board will set aside smoke-free areas in parks.. such as playgrounds, skate parks, picnic shelters, swimming pools, and ball fields.

The new signs will designate these smoke-free areas.  Trails, green spaces, dog runs, and 18-hole golf courses will be exempt from the new rule.. for now.

The smoking ban will have to wait until fall after the city purchases and installs signs.