City Seattle Parks Wants You To Keep It In Your Pants
posted by October 24 at 14:06 PMon
Bad news, freeballers: the Seattle Parks Department is “revising” its policy on nudity to make sure no one has to look at your junk in a public park.
Although that’s pretty much been Parks’ stance all along, there’s been a push by, well, one dude—who just so happens to be groundskeeper for Parks—to get the city to allow nudity in public parks.
On November 13th, the Parks board will meet to firm up the city’s park nudity policy but according to Seattle Parks Department spokeswoman Dewey Potter, nudity is (still) “going to be allowed indoors but not outdoors.”
Parks took another look at its policy after receiving complaints about an unauthorized naked bike ride in a Seattle park last June. Last year, a nudist group also made several requests to rent an outdoor parks facility, all of which were denied.
Potter says that after examining the state’s indecent exposure laws and looking at other cities policies, the Parks department will allow groups to rent indoor parks facilities for nekkid parties but cannot rent outdoor facilities like Colman Pool to “keep nudity from disrupting enjoyment of parks by the general public.”
Never fear, pantsless parkgoers. While you may not be able to have an officially sanctioned event in a Seattle park, you can always have a spontaneous, unapproved event. “We’ve never permitted [a nude event],” Potter says, “but they take place all the time.”