Please don’t smoke in City parks

Seattle’s public parks are smoke-free! Smoke-free parks further Seattle Parks and Recreation’s mission by creating a safe, welcoming environment for all park users, promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing litter.

Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with an estimated 5 trillion discarded each year? Filters are made of cellulose acetate, a plastic, and can take countless years to biodegrade. Help us promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment by keeping smoking out of our parks.

Parks Code of Conduct Rule 3.2.10

“It is a violation of these rules for any person to smoke or light cigars, cigarettes, hookahs, tobacco, or other smoking material, within all publicly accessible portions of property under Parks’ jurisdiction. For the purposes of this section, “smoke” or “smoking” means the carrying, holding, or smoking of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar or cigarette or any other lighted smoking equipment, but does not include any electronic smoking device in which vaporized liquid is inhaled through the use of heat from an electronic ignition system (for example, e-cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, electronic pipes, vape-pens).”

Smoking cessation resources:
If you would like to quit smoking, here are some resources:

English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
Spanish: 1-855-DEJELO-YA or 1-855-335-3569
Chinese 1-800-838-8917
Korean: 1-800-556-5564
Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
TTY Line and video relay: 1-877-777-6534 (for hearing impaired)

Have Medicaid? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to be connected with your FREE resources.

Enforcement of the new rule will primarily be a matter of education and reminders from Park Rangers and police officers. To report a non-emergency nuisance activity, use the non-emergency number 206-625-5011.

Park visitors who have been given a written trespass warning for smoking in a park can set up a meeting to dispute the claim by emailing Right2dispute@seattle.gov or by calling 206-684-4075.

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