Temporary BBQ Pit and Smoking Ban Lifted in all City of Houston Parks
Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and the Houston Fire Department have lifted the temporary grilling and smoking ban enacted in September of this year in response to unprecedented drought conditions.
Enough progress has been made on the removal of dead trees in the 12 City parks where the ban had remained in effect for the ban to be lifted for all City of Houston (COH) parks. The COH appreciates the support that Houstonians have given as we faced the effects of this year's drought.
While the temporary BBQ pit and smoking ban has been lifted for all COH parks, the drought still continues in the region and our area's rainfall count is still below normal.
Houstonians are advised to continue to keep the following fire safety tips in mind:
Vehicles, Trailers and Tools
Cigarettes or Other Smoking Materials
For more information visit http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/index.html, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-1-1 (713.837.0311). For additional safety tips visit www.houstonfire.org.