Law | Houston, TX Bans Smoking In City Parks

In Houston, TX the city has begun enforcing a smoking ban on all properties belonging to the Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Houston Public Library.

Violating the new ban, could make a serious dent on your pocket and give you a criminal record. Violators of the new ordinance will be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $2000.00.

According to the director of Houston Parks & Recreation Department, “A smoke free park system will assist the departing in keeping the parks and ball fields, recreation arenas and natural spaces clean, healthy and safe.”

The city of Houston is home to 2.1 million people over 627 square miles.