If you head down to San Antonio this summer to do the Riverwalk there is a new policy enforced by the Parks and Rec Department. No smoking.

Yup, if you light up on the Riverwalk you can expect to be issued a citation and a fine beginning June 1st as reported by CBSAustin.com. There will also be no smoking allowed in any of the following areas of San Antonio:

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

Xavier Urrutia is the Director of San Antonio Parks and Rec. He explains, "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."

San Antonio joins 52 other Texas municipalities that have adopted tobacco/smoke-free parks ordinances.


via MEME