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  • No smoking in parks


    On May 16, the City Council adopted a tobacco-free parks law. Tobacco use in parks may result in a fine up to $500 after Nov. 15.

    Banned products include:

    • Cigarettes
    • Cigars
    • Cigarillos
    • Bidis
    • Clove cigarettes
    • E-cigarettes
    • Nicotine vaporizers
    • Nicotine liquids
    • Hookahs
    • Kreteks
    • Pipes
    • Chew
    • Snuff
    • Smokeless tobacco

    No smoking in parks reduces the harmful effects of second-hand smoke on the public's health, prevents waste and improves the outdoor health of Gresham's parks and open spaces.

    Need help quitting smoking? Call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-8669.

Park Rules

  • Parks, trails and greenways are open:

    • April 1 to Sept. 30:  5 am - 10 pm
    • Oct. 1 to March 31: 6 am - 8 pm

    Not allowed in Gresham parks:

    • Camping or building structures  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.165)
    • Collecting or harming plants or wildlife  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Defacing property  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Devices to amplify sound (Gresham Revised Code 7.20)
    • Dumping of trash, yard debris or other waste (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145 / 7.27.040)
    • Failing to clean up pet waste (Gresham Revised Code 3.37.010, Multnomah Co. Code Chapter 13)
    • Hiking, biking or riding horses off designated trails (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Hitting of golf balls (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145
    • Illegal Drugs  (State law)
    • Pets off leash  (Gresham Revised Code 7.35.010
    • Public drinking (without a permit from the OLCC and the City) (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.120)
    • Swimming, diving or ice skating on ponds or creeks (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Tobacco Use (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Unauthorized vehicles  (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.145)
    • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind (Gresham Revised Code 7.10.040 / 7.10.145)

    Chapter 7 of the Gresham Revised Code

    Contact us

    For more information on Gresham's parks rules call 503-618-2626.