Shelby Parks and Recreation : Tobacco Free Areas



Shelby City Council passed a resolution making certain Shelby City Parks' areas "Tobacco Free" effective July 1st, 2013.


The City of Shelby is committed to an enhanced quality of life for all residents; therefore, we believe that:
Tobacco product use in proximity of children, youth and adults engaging in or watching recreational activities is unhealthy and detrimental to the health of others. Tobacco products once consumed in public spaces are often discarded on the ground posing a risk of ingestion to toddlers, pets, birds and fish and causing a litter problem. As parents, leaders, coaches and officials we are considered role models and the use of tobacco products around youth has a negative effect on their lifestyle choices.


Effective July 1, 2013, the City of Shelby does not allow the use of tobacco products at the following City of Shelby Parks and Recreation Buildings, Grounds, and Facilities:

  • All buildings
  • Within fifty (50) feet of all athletic fields (The Royster Memorial Golf Course is not included and is considered an exception), concession stands, and restrooms
  • Inside all playground fences
  • Carrousel and train rides
  • Shelby Aquatics Center (except for designated area)


The emphasis on enforcing the Tobacco-Free Parks Policy is through voluntary compliance.

The City of Shelby would like to thank you for helping make your Parks safer for patrons and children!  



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