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Smoking banned at San Antonio parks and plazas

Posted: 4:04 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 17:04:22-04

San Antonio is joining 52 other Texas cities that have adopted tobacco/smoke-free parks ordinances.

The city of San Antonio announced yesterday that  city parks and plazas will be smoke and tobacco-free  beginning on June 1.

Among the area where all forms of tobacco will be prohibited include:

  • All city parks
  • Greenway Trails
  • La Villita
  • Market Square
  • River Walk

“By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate of tobacco use in the community and is demonstrating that our parks and public plazas are where people go to improve their fitness and enjoy nature,”  Xavier Urrutia, director of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, said in a prepared statement.