First Amendment Activities in the Park
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. The necessity of a permit to conduct First Amendment activities is determined by the group size.
A small group is defined as 25 people or less. A small group is not required to obtain a First Amendment Permit if they are located within a park designated First Amendment site and have no more than leaflets, booklets, and/or handheld signs.
A large group is defined as “more than 25 people” and is required to obtain a First Amendment Permit even if they are utilizing a park designated First Amendment site.
Some examples of special events that fall under First Amendment Rules:
Type of activities not considered first amendment include, but are not limited to:
Designated First Amendment locations:
*Parking for participants is limited, shuttling of guests may be required
There are no permit fees associated with First Amendment permits.
First Amendment Activity Permit Application
Please ensure that you have read the First Amendment activity guidelines and are familiar with the First Amendment activity locations. You will need to download, fill out, and return the permit application to the park.
Last updated: September 30, 2021