OKC Needs Help Choosing 'Tobacco Free' Park Signs - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

OKC Needs Help Choosing 'Tobacco Free' Park Signs

Posted: Updated:

Oklahoma City wants the public to help pick a design for the new "tobacco free" signs that will soon be installed in city parks.

In May, the city council passed a resolution encouraging park visitors to abide by a voluntary policy to keep all lighted and unlighted tobacco products out of parks. Those products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff.

The city has narrowed the designs down to four signs, and will choose the winning design with the help of the public.

Take a closer look at the "tobacco free" park signs

"Public input is an important part of gaining support for this initiative," said Wendel Whisenhunt, Parks and Recreation director. "We hope that by helping select which signs are installed in our parks, citizens will be more willing to comply with the policy and help keep our parks free of tobacco products."

6/4/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma City Council Declares City Parks 'Tobacco Free'

All four signs can be viewed on the city's website. Once people choose their favorite, they can vote several different ways:

-Email the selection to public.info@okc.gov

-Cast a vote via Twitter to the Oklahoma City Parks Department (@okcparks)

-Cast a vote on Facebook at www.facebook.com/okcparks

It's not known when the city will announce its final selection.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.