April 21, 2015

Delco township bans smoking in parks

Springfield Township adopted a resolution at the urging of concerned mothers

Delaware County Parks and Recreation
Crowell Park Google Street View/for PhillyVoice

Springfield Township banned smoking in each of its 24 parks, including Crowell Park, shown above.

Two dozen Springfield parks have been declared smoke-free at the urging of mothers who bring their children to the parks.

The township Board of Commissioners passed a resolution earlier this month, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. No smoking signs will be posted throughout the parks and township officials have been granted authority to evict any violators.

The resolution states the commissioners wanted to "help role model nonsmoking behavior to children and youth, and provide a safe, smoke-free environment.”