SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — No more smoking will be allowed in San Antonio’s city parks, River Walk and other local landmarks.

The city announced Monday a tobacco ban in those public areas beginning June 1.

“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 will be banned from all city parks, greenway trails, the River Walk, Market Square and La Villita.

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