Following careful analysis by our Department of Parks and Recreation, the City Council has voted to approve two significant changes in our city-wide park policies: (1) dogs will now be allowed in all parks, provided they are on-leash, excluding playground areas, athletic fields, beaches, and tennis courts (dogs will continue to be permitted off-leash in Paws Place); and (2) smoking will now be prohibited in all parks.  Arriving in time for the summer season, these changes are aimed at making our parks more accessible and healthy.