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City of League City
News Release
Monday, October 03, 2011

City of League City Bans Outdoor Cooking in City Parks

The City of League City’s Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a ban on open-flame burning and outdoor cooking in all City parks.  This ban would include any type of smokers, grills or charcoal fires.  The Parks Office is in the process of removing or covering all grills located in City parks.  “The drought conditions have led to a high risk of fires, and we want to take every precaution to ensure that our residents are safe in City parks,” said Wanda Martin, League City Fire Marshal.

League City issued a burn ban in April; however, outdoor cooking is not included in this ban.  Outdoor cooking is allowed except at City parks.  However, the City urges residents to be cautious when cooking outdoors at home. Below are a few tips for outdoor cooking at home.

  • Gas grills are the safest outdoor cooking option. Please keep the flames covered during the operation of your gas grill.
  • If you want to use a charcoal or wood-burning grill, it should be placed on a concrete, gravel or dirt surface well away (10 feet) from any combustible materials.  
  • Please keep a cover on the grill during use and keep a screen on top of all fires to reduce the potential for escaping embers.
  • Never leave a hot grill unattended.
  • Be sure to have a water source like a bucket of water or a garden hose, or fire extinguisher nearby so you can easily extinguish a small ground fire in case of an emergency.

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