What Do You Think About Smoking and Tobacco Use in Scott County's Regional Parks?
Scott County is in the process of updating its park use ordinance, and the question about whether Scott County should change its rules about smoking and tobacco use in parks has come up. While Scott County prohibits smoking and tobacco use within 25 feet of park buildings and in playgrounds and beaches, some park systems in the Twin Cities metropolitan area (as well as nationwide) have adopted tobacco-free park rules. Click here to review information from a recent Scott County Board Workshop.
Scott County would like to hear your opinion on smoking and other use of tobacco products in its parks.
* Should Scott County continue its current policy that prohibits smoking and tobacco use around buildings and in play areas and beaches?
• Should Scott County adopt a more restrictive policy that limits smoking and tobacco use to designated areas, such as parking lots and roadways?
• Should Scott County ban smoking and tobacco use entirely in its park system?
Speak up, Scott County – and let us know what you think! Simply hit “post” to share your thoughts. This question will remain open until Monday, July 28, 2014.
Outcome: The County Board has limited use of any tobacco product in the parks.
August 19, 2014