Already banned in Delaware State Parks’ bandshells, amphitheaters, athletic stadiums and fields, swimming pools, and playgrounds, tobacco will soon be off-limits in other park areas, as well.
Starting July 1, designated swim beaches and trails, boardwalks and bath houses, fishing piers, general picnic areas and youth camps, and other areas will be tobacco-free.
“Tobacco-free parks are part of a larger plan for more tobacco-free state properties, as we work to improve the health of state employees and all Delawareans,” Gov. Jack Markell said when he made the announcement at the Delaware-hosted national board meeting of the American Lung Association.
Concession areas, restrooms, the Brandywine Zoo and Fort Delaware State Park, Cape Henlopen State Park’s residential youth camp facilities and all designated primitive youth group camping areas will also be off-limits for tobacco users.