Ordinance #1,594

smoke free

The Borough of Lincoln Park's recently adopted Ordinance #1,594 “Smoke Free Public Places and Workplaces” was the product of a necessary educational process that included not only the public, but the governing body and municipal department heads as well.  Recently planned improvements to the Borough’s recreational facilities also played a part in the decision, particularly a newly planned artificial turf playing field.  The emergence of “vaping” as a popular alternative to smoking raised additional concern.   In addition to the adoption of Ordinance #1,594, Lincoln Park has teamed up with “Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ” in Newton, NJ which provided attractive signage for each of our recreation areas free of charge.  The Borough website will also provide prominent access to the ordinance and related educational material.  Finally, the Lincoln Park Monthly News Letter, June 2019 addition, will feature a story on the new ordinance. Signs have been placed at the following recreational areas within the Borough; Lanes Field, Borough Field, Chapel Hill Field, Beavertown Park, John Street Field, Community Lake, Lynn Park, Lincoln Park Hose Co. #2 Field, Lincoln Park Elementary School Fields, Lincoln Park Middle School Playing Fields, Elm Street Park.