First Amendment Activities Explained
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 hand-held signs. A permit is required for any small group that:
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.
How to Apply
There are no permit fees associated with First Amendment permits. Simply fill out the application form and mail it to the address below.
To obtain an application or for more information, contact the Chief Ranger at 928-526-3364 ext 423.
Last updated: October 7, 2020