Spokesman.com | Unenforced tobacco ban in Spokane parks remains, for now | Apr 10, 2009 Former County Commissioner John Roskelley, who tried unsuccessfully to ban smoking at the county fairgrounds, said the smoking ban should be extended to golf courses, even if a broader ban would be difficult politically. No one who doesnt smoke should have to breathe that foul air, Roskelley said. Its one thing to put the hammer on kids and other types of people at Riverfront Park who really dont have a voice. Its another thing to implement a ban on golf courses where there are a lot more influential people. They are first going to enforce this at Riverfront park the 100 acre city park downtown which also has rides, and Imax and holds many large events. They already have smoke free zones and designated smoking areas for large events. They just raised the taxes in our state to bail out our state government and fund more programs and now they pretty much saying "screw you" to the smokers. Riverfront park which is a low cost amusement park where mostly low income people take their families and we all know lower income people smoke more. This year they raised the price of season passes and are also about 60,000 dollars in the hole for this year, and now the want to cut their client base. SOunds like a good plan to me. The next step is to ban it at the golf courses! Which is also stupid to me since if you are playing in a group of four and someone doesn't like smoke you have a whole course to go smoke somwhere. Having worked at this park the only time you see the park board members in the park is when they are jogging through or some special event and they are the ones voting on this???