Outdoor Recreational Facilities
Model Tobacco-Free Policy
Section 1: Rationale
the Village believes that tobacco use in the proximity of children and adults engaging in or watching outdoor recreational
activities at Village-owned or operated facilities is detrimental to their health and can be offensive to those using such
the Village has a unique opportunity to create and sustain an environment that
supports a non-tobacco norm through a tobacco-free policy, rule enforcement, and adult-peer
role modeling on Village-owned outdoor recreational facilities; and
WHEREAS, the Village believes parents, leaders, and officials involved
in recreation are role
youth and can have a positive effect on the lifestyle choices they make; and
WHEREAS, the tobacco industry advertises at and sponsors recreational events
to foster a
connection between tobacco use
and recreation; and
cigarettes, once consumed in public spaces, are often discarded on the ground
requiring additional maintenance expenses, diminish the beauty of the Village’s recreational
facilities, and pose a risk to toddlers due to ingestion; and
WHEREAS, the Village Park & Recreation Board determines that the prohibition
of tobacco use at the Village’s recreational facilities serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens
of our Village.
it resolved that tobacco use is prohibited in outdoor recreational facilities. No
person shall use any form of tobacco at or on any Village-owned or operated outdoor recreational
facilities, including the restrooms, spectator and concession areas. These facilities include Village owned boat launch areas,
Central Park, Putnam Park, and Riverside Park.
Section 2: Enforcement
1. Appropriate signs shall be posted in the above specified areas.
2. The community, especially facility users and staff, will be notified about
3. Staff will make periodic observations
of recreational facilities to monitor for compliance.
Any person found violating this policy may be subject to immediate ejection from the
recreation facility for the remainder of the event.
Section 3: Effective Date
This policy statement is effective immediately upon the date of adoption,
which is January 10, 2013.