Next month, smoking will be banned in San Antonio’s parks and the famous River Walk.
The city has announced that effective June 1, smoking and other tobacco use will be banned at all parks, the River Walk, La Villita, Greenway Trails and Market Square.
“By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate of tobacco use in the community and is demonstrating that our parks and public plazas are where people go to improve their fitness and enjoy nature,” said Xavier Urrutia, director of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department, in a statement.
San Antonio has a population of nearly 1.5 million residents, making it the second most populous city in the state and the seventh most in the country. Its metropolitan area has an estimated 2.5 million residents, the 24th largest in the country.
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