Outdoor space – Parks and other public open spaces

Public parks may meet the requirements for ‘Outdoor space’ even if smoking and vaping are unrestricted, as the impact on other visitors would be minimal.

However, to ensure the above and that the overall aim is met, a compliant park must be over 2,500 m2 in size and be a ‘green space’ – an area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes that is publicly owned and allows free access during the hours of daylight.

Other similar areas that meet the above requirements, such as woodland or nature reserves, could also be considered as meeting the aim.