The Jefferson Township Police Department would like to make its residents aware of the Township’s ordinance regarding smoking on Board of Education Properties, Public Buildings and Recreation Properties. The police department has been receiving complaints of violations on recreation property.

The Ordinance 403-1 prohibits smoking as follows:

Board of Education Property

All lands and grounds owned by the Jefferson Township Board of Education, including but not limited to all recreation fields, parking areas, and grounds adjacent to the buildings owned and operated by the Board of Education.

Enclosed Area

All areas between a floor and a ceiling extending to the outer perimeter walls of a structure.

Public Buildings

Any Township- or Board of Education-owned or leased buildings, including but not limited to all schools, municipal buildings, library, senior center, health center, etc., in which the public is invited or the public is permitted.

Recreation Properties

Township-owned recreation properties consist of the following:

Property Location
Lakeside Park Bowling Green Parkway
Firemen’s Field Bowling Green Parkway
Ralph Ackerson Memorial Field Ridge Road
Chamberlain Park Courtney Drive
Legion Field Legion Road
Kennedy Field Apollo Drive
Dogwood Park Dogwood Park Drive
Johnson’s Pond Cozy Lake Road and Notch
Water’s Edge Tot Lot Chamberlain Road
Berkshire Valley Park Berkshire Valley Road
Oak Ridge Lake Park Berkshire Valley Road
Longwood Lake Park Longwood Lake Road
East Shore Park East Shore Road
Camp Jefferson 81 Weldon Road
Creative Playground Weldon Road
Children’s Park Swartz Boulevard
Ashley Cove Espanong Road
Prospect Point Park Florida Avenue
Township Senior Center Schoolhouse Road


The burning of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains any form of tobacco. Said definition shall include the use of electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers using tobacco or tobacco by-products, or nicotine delivery systems.


Any product made from the tobacco plant or containing tobacco leaf, for the purpose of smoking, chewing, inhaling or other personal use, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff and dipping tobacco. Tobacco products shall also include electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers using tobacco or tobacco by-products, or nicotine delivery systems.