Dog and smoking ban eyed for Westlake Park

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teensmokingSEATTLE — Seattle city officials are considering a ban on dogs and smoking in downtown’s Westlake Park.  The city’s park board discussed it at a meeting Thursday night.  They’ve received about two dozen emails from people who live around the park, and nearby businesses, who are asking for the ban.  It stems from a new children’s play area, which was installed in the park last winter.

Those who are complaining say smoke often drifts into the play area, and there are a number of pit bulls who are frequently walked in the park.

Smoking and dogs are banned at all play areas throughout the city, but the new park is a legal gray area.  The board of park commissioners has asked staffers to analyze the issue, and report back to the board at its September 26th meeting.

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  • John Fuller

    Thank God! Seattle is already a grossly over-populated place and people with their filthy cigarettes and stupid dogs are so freaking annoying it's absolutely ridiculous! Seattle was once a nice place to live but now it's a miserable haven for homeless people and child molesters.