Hope for Glendale to follow Burbank
I hope that Glendale follows Burbank's no-smoking ordinance, especially at our parks.
I regularly go to Nibley Park with my 2-year-old son. It is a small park that has a nice children's playground area. The weekends are usually packed with people having parties for children. However, I have now noticed that there are people coming there who are smoking cigarettes and smoking from large hookahs, as well. You can even see them placed on top of the picnic tables as you drive by the park.
Since, the park is so small the smoke travels all over the playground area, the basketball court and tennis courts. I go the Nibley Park so that my child can get out the house and be in a smoke-free environment at the park. One would think that these smokers would at least recognize that they are at a small park where kids are at play. It is not considerate. They are not at a place of business or sitting in their own home. Nibley Park is a place that everyone, especially the children, should have the right to enjoy it smoke free. The city certainly needs to post prominent signs that no smoking is allowed near our children's playgrounds at all of our parks.