Walla Walla is likely best known for its place in the heart of Washington state’s wine country, but it recently garnered attention for a piece of anti-smoking legislation passed by the mayor and city council.
During the council’s Oct. 24 meeting, a proposal to ban smoking in city parks and recreation areas was narrowly approved, with the final vote of 4-3 in favor. The ban applies to the smoking and vaping of both tobacco and marijuana products in all parks except the Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course.
Violators can be cited with an infraction that comes with a fine of up to $500.
Walla Walls is located in the southeastern corner of the state and is home to approximately 32,000 residents.