With another summer in the books, we wanted to take a minute to thank the visitors of Lincoln’s city parks for supporting the City of Lincoln’s Play Tobacco Free policy. We strive to create spaces in our community where individuals, children, and families can enjoy healthy outdoor recreation. In 2012, Lincoln city parks became tobacco free in locations frequented by children. These areas include playgrounds, ball fields, pools, the Jim Ager Jr. Golf Course, and picnic shelters. This policy supports the health and safety of park visitors and ensures an outdoor environment perfect to play and grow.

This year, thanks to the hard work of Lincoln Parks and Recreation staff, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, and park visitors, we celebrated a fantastic accomplishment. There were no smoking complaints during the summer at any city park! Thank you, Lincoln, for making our parks wonderful places to play. We look forward to another successful summer in 2020, see you then!