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Fort Worth will soon ban smoking in city parks

Posted May 18, 2018

The City Council voted to expand the city’s smoking ban to include city parks, except in certain instances.

Smoking will still be allowed in outdoor areas of municipal golf courses and the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The Park and Recreation Department director will be allowed to create rules to permit smoking in designated areas of parks.

The expanded ban goes into effect Aug. 15.

Late last year, the city prohibited smoking in bars, bingo parlors and retail smoke shops within 300 feet of schools, universities and hospitals. The council requested staff to study and bring back additional regulations pertaining to parks and other outdoor public spaces. City staff reported that Fort Worth is the only large Texas city that allowed smoking in parks.

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Park & Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. June 27, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Overton Park Drive East Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 28, 2018; Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane.

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