City Update 5/18/10: Ward 2's Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO), Officer Martini, has been made award of this issue and is acting to enforce the City's smoking ordinance in Conway Park. He was present on Saturday May 15th and stopped parents from smoking in the park. The NPO plans to continue to make visits to Conway Park on Saturday mornings to ensure park-goers are aware that smoking is prohibited and follow this rule.
City Update 5/4/10: There is a city ordinance that prohibits smoking in all parks and public buildings and spaces. Almost every park has a relatively new sign with standard park regulations posted near its entrance –
should have three such signs posted on fences near the various entrances. As pictured below, smoking is specifically prohibited in the text, as well as with the icon at the bottom. Last year, the Department of Public Works made up separate NO DOGS ALLOWED signs to reinforce the message on the standard signs. If smoking in parks presents an ongoing problem, the City may consider posting similar signs reinforcing the no smoking rule in key locations. However, the idea behind the standard regulations sign was to consolidate messages into one sign and reduce the clutter of multiple signs. This issue has also been brought to the attention of the City's Tobacco Control Program. Conway Park