Law | Seattle, WA Looking To Ban Park Smoking

On Thursday the Seattle Democrat Mayor Ed Murray’s administration announced that it is asking the Board of Park commissioners to approve a law that would ban smoking in all public parks.

The Emerald City currently has a ban which prohibits any tobacco use within 25 feet of other park patrons as well as in play areas, beaches and playgrounds.

The new rule would result in a warning at first but multiple offenses could include exclusion from the parks.

There will be a hearing by the Board of Park commissioners at 6:30 pm on April 16 at the Kenneth R. Bounds Board Room at the Seattle Parks and Recreation HQ located at 100 Deter Ave. N.

Seattle, Washington is home to 652,000 residents over 142.5 square miles and was founded in 1869.