Smoking in Rockville’s parks and public golf courses will be coming to an end soon.
On Monday, the Rockville City Council voted 5-0 in favor of banning smoking in all city parks, which includes the center of Rockville Town Square and the city’s golf courses.
According to Bethesda Magazine, it will likely be two to three months before the smoking ban takes effect, as the city first must create the necessary signs to be placed in parks, something that is estimated to cost $27,500 in total.
The banning of smoking in the center of Rockville Town Square could have adverse effects for restaurants with patios in the area, which is why Federal Realty, the developer of Rockville Town Square, opposed the measure.
Rockville is located in Montgomery County, 15 miles northwest of Washington D.C. It has a population of around 65,000.