The Board of Commissioners approved the second and final reading of a change to the county’s smoking ordinance adding the line “no smoking is allowed in any parks operated by the Spalding County Parks & Recreation Department or in the Park at Sixth,” which is operated by the Griffin Main Street Program, but is owned by Spalding County.
The ban is effective immediately. County Manager William Wilson said signs would be posted at the county parks.
“Spalding County is leading the way with the crown jewel of South Metro," Wilson said of the smoking ban at parks. "The City of Atlanta is just talking about it now.”
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