The Lakewood City Council adopted new rules Tuesday night that limit where users can smoke in City parks. The City Council voted to ban smoking within 50 feet of specific areas where people gather, including:
- Picnic shelters
- Swimming beaches
- Athletic fields or spectator areas during events and concession areas
The City Council also opted not to change the code to allow alcohol in the parks during community events.
The amendments to the City’s parks code comes after public feedback and lengthy deliberations by the City Council.
The City of Lakewood owns or manages 12 parks, including the historic, 340-acre Fort Steilacoom Park, which plays host to regional sporting events and community festivals and offers a popular off-leash dog park.