A smoking ban is coming to the parks of Gilroy, Calif. after the city council approved an ordinance earlier this month.
The ban extends to all areas of the parks, including parking lots, and removes the existing designated smoking areas that exist of 14 of Gilroy’s 17 parks. The city had been one of just three in Santa Clara County not to have passed such a ban, leaving Mountain View and Los Altos Hills as the remaining two. Violators would be subject to being cited with an infraction,
The ordinance is expected to be in effect by April 1. Gilroy is home to approximately 57,000 residents and is located just over 30 miles southeast of San Jose.