Strathmore | Alberta

Bylaw No. 14-07, a Bylaw to regulate the use of parks and pathways and to regulate activities in and on parks and pathways

This bylaw prohibits smoking in parks, which are very broadly defined to include playgrounds, cemeteries, natural areas, sports fields, pathways,  water spray parks, green spaces, skate parks, trails, and park roadways. It also prohibits the smoking of other weeds and substances.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Green space” means an area of undeveloped land controlled by the Town and includes: (i) Public Utility Lots; and (ii) Western Irrigation District Right of Ways included within the WID Green Space Agreement.

“Natural Area” means Town controlled land or water or both which contains native plant or animal ecological or geographical systems including wetlands, escarpments, riparian corridors, grasslands, wood lands and other wildlife habitat.

“Park” means a public space owned and/or operated by the Town and set aside as a Park to be used for rest, recreation, exercise, pleasure, amusement and enjoyment and includes: (i) Playgrounds; (ii) Cemeteries; (iii) Natural Areas; (iv) Sports Fields; (v) Pathways; (vi) Water Spray Parks; (vii) Green spaces; (viii) Skate Parks; (ix) Trails; and (x) Park Roadways; but does not include golf courses.

“Park Roadway” means, a road, including parking lots for Vehicles, in a Park which is set aside specifically for use by Vehicles and Bicycles.

“Pathway” means a multi-purpose thoroughfare controlled by the Town and set aside for use by pedestrians, Cyclists and Persons using Wheeled Conveyances, which is improved by asphalt, concrete, brick or any other surface, whether or not it is located in a Park, and includes any bridge or structure with which it is contiguous.

“Playground” means land within The Town and controlled by The Town upon which apparatus such as swings and slides are placed.

“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to smoke, hold or otherwise have control over an ignited Tobacco Product or other substance.

“Sports Field” means land within The Town and controlled by The Town which is set apart and used for the playing of a sport including baseball diamonds, field hockey or cricket pitches, and rugby, soccer or football fields.

“Trail” means an established path within a Park, used by pedestrians or Cyclists, or both which is not improved by concrete, asphalt or brick and includes any bridge or structure with which it is contiguous.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is leading edge because it prohibits smoking on trails and the smoking of other weeds and substances.

Date Passed: April 16, 2014

Date in Force: April 16, 2014

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

Please find contact information related to this bylaw, and links to supporting materials.


(403) 934-3133

Other Information

Bylaw No. 14-07

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