A proposed ordinance that would make the City”s 55 parks and 4,000 acres of city-designated open space areas smoke-free will be presented to the City of Roseville’s Parks & Recreation Commission at 7 p.m., Mon., Oct. 1, at the City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St. The commission invites public input and will forward its recommendation to City Council.
State law currently prohibits smoking in City parks within 25 feet of a playground or tot lot.
In addition to reducing health risks for the community caused by second-hand smoke, smoke-free parks would reduce fire hazards and smoking-related litter, as well as helping protect wildlife exposed to toxins when they ingest discarded cigarettes.
Other California communities with smoke-free parks include Sacramento, San Francisco, Davis, Woodland, Winters, Fresno, Modesto, Berkeley, Dublin, and 36 additional California cities.
If approved, no-smoking signs would be posted in all city parks and open space areas.