Smoking ban at Bryant parks proposed

By Martin Couch

The Center at Bishop Park may become off limits to smokers if a smoking ban is approved[more] by the Bryant Parks and Recreation Commissiion.

The ban would be for all city parks in Bryant.

At present, smoking outside of the Bishop Park facility and at other outside areas at Mills Park and Alcoa 40 Park, is permitted. So, the move would have a direct impact on baseball and softball parents who smoke.

There hasn't been a date set yet for the smoking ban to go into effect. The Bryant City Council has to first approve the ban with a city-wide ordinance specifically for the parks within city limits.

The commission also addressed the proposed burning of debris at Mills Park that is a result of last winter's storms, as well as memorial benches and inflatable rentals to the public.

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