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Smoking Banned At Saratoga Spa Pools & Playgrounds

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If you enjoy sitting poolside and having a smoke at Saratoga Spa State Park, you may be in for a surprise this year. Visitors will no longer be able to smoke in designated areas this summer at Saratoga Spa State Park.

There will be some changes in some state parks this summer, and that includes our local Saratoga Spa State Park. For Saratogians, these changes are going to make smoking prohibited on the Victoria Pool deck, the Peerless Pool deck, the Geyser area playground and the Peerless area playgrounds.

The park is hoping that this will decrease litter from cigarette butts and prevent swimmers from being exposed to second-hand smoke from surrounding smokers.

Park officials are trying to give visitors a safe and healthy environment to enjoy the outdoors. What do you think of these changes?

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