on May 10th Governor Cuomo released a press release announcing that smoke-free policies at State Parks would be expanded to include playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, pavilions and picnic shelters, developed athletic facilities, boardwalks, outdoor seating areas near food and beverage concessions, areas where outdoor environmental education programs are held, public gardens, areas where children or large numbers of visitors congregate, and within 50 feet of buildings.
“Our state parks embody the rich, natural beauty that New York has to offer, and our residents should be able to enjoy them free of pollution from second hand smoke,” said Governor Cuomo. “Today’s announcement of the expansion of smoke-free zones in our state parks is an important step forward in ensuring New York’s families can enjoy our great outdoors smoke-free, in a healthy environment. I encourage all New Yorkers to visit our unmatched state parks this summer and take advantage of the variety of recreational activities available to them.”
For the North Country, this policy will apply to the Crown Point and John Brown Farm Historical Sites. No smoking will be allowed within 50 feet of any historical landmark or building on the properties.
Read Governor Cuomo’s Press Release.