WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH) – All of Westerville’s city parks are now smoke-free.
The city passed an ordinance back in July that went into effect earlier this month. Thursday, the city started installing signed at park entrances and trails.
Electronic cigarettes are also banned from parks.
The new rules address visitor complaints about secondhand smoke and cigarette litter, according to the city.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Our citizens actually brought this forward to us and all of our discussions with the community so far have been very very positive, very very supportive of this,” said Westerville Parks and Recreation Director Randy Auler.
Those caught smoking in a park could be cited and have to appear in Mayor’s Court.