Office of Parks

Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

New York Court Upholds Ban On Outdoor Smoking In Parks

A ban on outdoor smoking in New York parks was upheld Wednesday by a midlevel court, reversing a judge and dismissing a challenge filed by a smokers’ rights group.

12/31/2014

Heckscher State Park BIG DL

NYS Parks Office Offering Cyber Monday Deal

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is cutting the cost of its 3-year Empire Passport to $130 on Monday.

11/30/2014

Cigarette Smoking (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking Ban

State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia said the February rules establishing no-smoking areas at various parks isn’t supported by any policy set by the Legislature.

10/11/2013

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

New York Parks Department Bans Smoking At Playgrounds, Pools

Parks officials say that will protect children and others from the dangers of secondhand smoke and reduce litter from discarded cigarettes.

04/09/2012