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No smoking allowed at San Antonio-area parks and plazas starting June 1

Posted at 1:51 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 14:56:08-04

If you are planning a weekend getaway to several of San Antonio’s top attractions, you might want to leave your tobacco products at home.

The city of San Antonio has announced that city parks and plazas will be smoke and tobacco-free beginning on June 1.

Among the area where all forms of tobacco will be prohibited include:

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

“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,”  Xavier Urrutia, director of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, said in a prepared statement.

Will this piece of public policy make you more or less likely to visit these attractions this summer?