First Amendment Activities
Freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly are constitutional rights. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect park resources. Therefore, all first amendment activities require special use permits and the NPS may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Some examples of special events that require permits are:
Download application for Special Use Permit here.
Did You Know?
Revolutionary War soldiers nailed heel plates such as these to their boots reinforcing the heel so they would not wear down as quickly as without them.