Essex County, NJ
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders 10-7-2015 by Ord. No. O-2015-00012.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 74.
Tobacco vending machines — See Ch. 137.
Editor's Note: This chapter also repealed former Ch. 123, Smoking, which was comprised of Art. I, Turtle Back Zoo, adopted 9-29-2005 by Ord. No. O-2005-00018, as amended.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as "Essex County Parks and Building Exterior Smoke Free Air Ordinance."
Smoking (meaning the burning of, inhaling from or exhaling the smoke of or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, e-cigarette, hookah or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked) is prohibited within 25 feet of outside entrances, exits, or wheelchair ramps serving any entrance or exit, of all structures owned, leased, rented and/or operated by the County of Essex and used for the official business of the County of Essex County as well as the outdoor parks and recreational facilities listed below:
Anderson Park
Becker Park
Belleville Park
Branch Brook Park
Brookdale Park
Eagle Rock Reservation
Essex County Cedar Grove Park
Glenfield Park
Grover Cleveland Park
Hilltop Reservation
Independence Park
Ivy Hill Park
Kip's Castle Park
Mills Reservation
Mini-Golf Safari
Monte Irvin Orange Park
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
Riker Hill Art Park
Riverbank Park
Riverfront Park
South Mountain Reservation
The Waterfront at South Mountain Recreation Complex
Treetop Adventure
Turtle Back Zoo
Vailsburg Park Verona Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Watsessing Park
Weequahic Park (excluding the Weequahic Park Golf Course)
West Essex Park
West Essex Trail
West Side Park
Yanticaw Park
Any person found in violation of this chapter shall be ordered to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
A person after being so ordered who smokes in violation of this chapter is subject to prosecution and a fine of $200.
In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter shall be declared illegal or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not, in any manner, prejudice the enforcement of the reaming provisions.