The Carol Stream Park District’s philosophy is to promote health and a clean air environment. A Tobacco-Free Policy was adopted by the Carol Stream Park District Board of Commissioners at the September 26, 2016 meeting. The use of any and all tobacco products is prohibited in all Carol Stream Park District buildings, facilities, and parks. Smoking is no longer allowed 15 feet from the building, and all smoking containers outside Carol Stream Park District facilities have been removed. Smokers must be off of Carol Stream Park District property completely.
Section 27: Smoking and Matches
Smoking, Use of E-Cigarettes, Use of Tobacco, and Use of Matches in Any Form in Buildings Prohibited.
- No person shall smoke any cigar, cigarette, or pipe on or within any building located on Carol Stream Park District Property in violation of the “Smoke-Free Illinois Act” 410 ILCS 82/1 et seq, as may be amended from time to time. No Person shall smoke or otherwise use any e-cigarette on or within any building located on Carol Stream Park District Property. For purpose of this Ordinance, “e-cigarette” is defined as any battery-operated device that contains cartridges filled with a combination of nicotine, flavor, and chemicals that are turned into vapor which is inhaled by the user.
- No person shall use tobacco in any of its forms, including but not limited to any smokeless, spit, or spitless, dissolvable or inhaled tobacco products, dip, chew, or snuff on or within any building located on Carol Stream Park District Property.
- No person shall light matches, lighters, or other devices capable of starting a fire in any building or any part of the Park System except for the purpose of lighting a grill at locations designated for that purpose, or as otherwise allowed by express written permission of the District.
Smoking Use of E-Cigarettes, and Use of Any Tobacco Products in All Outdoor Areas Prohibited.
No person shall smoke any cigar, cigarette, or pipe in or on any Carol Stream Park District park, facility, parking lot, or trail. No person shall use tobacco in any of its forms, including but not limited to smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable or inhaled tobacco produces, dip, chew, or snuff in or on any Carol Stream Park District park, facility, parking lot, or trail.
Any person found guilty of violating this Ordinance may be fined not less than $100 or more than $250 for each offense.
No person shall smoke any marijuana, hashish or opium or any other illegal substance in any place in the park system, nor shall any person discard any lighted or unlighted match, cigar, or cigarette in any place in the park system.
Any Ordinance in conflict with this Ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
If any portion of the Ordinance is found to be invalid by a court of the competent jurisdiction, that portion shall be served from the Ordinance and the rest of the Ordinance shall be considered to be in full force and effect.
This ordinance shall be effective from and after its approval and publication as provided by law.