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Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

Enjoy The Outdoors Smoke And Tobacco-Free Beginning June 1

CONTACT: Connie Swann, 210-207-6122


SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2019) – Beginning June 1, San Antonio’s parks and plazas will be smoke and tobacco-free. The smoke/tobacco-free policy provides the opportunity to change community norms around tobacco use and models healthy lifestyle choices which help reduce tobacco use among youth. San Antonio joins 52 other Texas municipalities that have adopted tobacco/smoke-free parks ordinances. “By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate of tobacco use in the community and is demonstrating that our parks and public plazas are where people go to improve their fitness and enjoy nature,” notes Xavier Urrutia, Director of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.


Smoking and all forms of tobacco use is prohibited in the following:

  • All City parks
  • Greenway Trails
  • River Walk
  • Market Square
  • La Villita


Ready to quit smoking? Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Enjoy outdoor parks tobacco and smoke-free this summer! For more information, visit