First Amendment Activities and Demonstrations
A permit is necessary to manage public assemblies and meetings in the park that may damage park resources or conflict with the overall safety and enjoyment of the park by the majority of park visitors, However, small groups of 25 persons or fewer as determine by First Amendment rights may be held without a permit within designated park areas. The sale or distribution of printed matter is allowed within park areas designated as available under §2.51(c)(2) when the superintendent has issued a permit for the activity, except that:
- Sale or distribution activity by 25 persons or fewer may be conducted without a permit within designated park areas, provided that:
- The group is not merely an extension of another group already availing itself of the small group permit exception under this provision;
- The sale or distribution will not unreasonably interfere with other permitted demonstrations and special events, or program activities; and
- Hand-carried signs may be used, but stages, platforms, or structures may not be used.