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Councilman Daniel Valenzuela Celebrates National Recognition for City’s First Smoke-Free Park Councilman Daniel Valenzuela Celebrates National Recognition for City’s First Smoke-Free Park <div class="ExternalClassFDF476347FD849429021D3C19590FD3E"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Councilman Daniel Valenzuela was part of a team of local students and city staff that welcomed national health experts this week at El Oso Park, the city's first smoke-free park. </p><p>The group visited the park as part of a national tour sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to projects across the country that have improved community health. </p><p>"Several years ago, I was proud to team up with a group of Trevor Browne High School student leaders, city staff and Maricopa County to make El Oso Park the city's first smoke-free park," Councilman Valenzuela said. "This week's visit was an important national endorsement of this pilot program and brings us a step closer to making other parks throughout the city smoke free."</p><p>The park was made smoke free in 2015 as a two-year pilot program. </p><p>"I want to thank our partners at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health for joining us in the pilot, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for sponsoring the public health tour," Councilman Valenzuela said. "Finally, I want to thank the Trevor Browne students that stood up for change and advocated for the city's first smoke-free park near their school. I'm glad some of those original students were present at this week's visit to celebrate a real achievement in improving the health of our community." </p><p>El Oso Park is located in City Council District 5 at 3451 N. 75<sup>th</sup> Ave. </p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>11/17/2016 5:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405