Cherry Hill Township's parks, playgrounds, and other public facilities will soon be smoke-free.
The Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday making it illegal to smoke on any public property, including the town hall, library, Department of Public Works, and township-owned trails, and at any of Cherry Hill's 52 parks and playgrounds.
The ordinance will take effect in mid-December, followed by a 30-day education period. Full enforcement will begin in January. Violators will be subject to fines of up to $150 for a first offense, up to $300 for a second offense, and as much as $500 for subsequent offenses.