Legalize Fort Lauderdale/Miami Slacklining
Slacklining is a balanced based sport with a growing community that believes in healthy living and strengthening the community through yoga, acroyoga, flow and slacklining activities and events. South Florida has a growing community of slackliners with a Facebook group called South Florida Slackline with over 186 members. In case you didn't know what a slackline is, a slackline is a stretched piece of 1" or 2" nylon or polyester webbing tension-ed between two anchors points usually trees. People walk on the webbing to gain balance, focus, and core strength. The trees used to anchor the line are not at risk if the lines are set-up properly (with tree protection ie. towels wrapped around bark of tree or other like materials) and with common sense in mind. Many slackliners know not to set-up slacklines to trees with a diameter less than 12" in diameter and many know not to slackline outside of their own ability range. At this time, Fort Lauderdale has two rules against slacklines in their Rules and Regulations, Rule 2.5 and 7.5(g), and Miami is starting to adopt the same rules for their parks. The purpose of this petition is to show Fort Lauderdale's and Miami's Parks and Recreation Department that there is a large slacklining community and that by making rules to prohibit slacklines in the parks directly effects as large amount of tax payers that use the parks to practice a sport that is safe and harmless to the environment when done right. We'd like to work with the Parks and Recreation Department to help make rules and regulations for slackliners as to what size trees can be used and how the lines must be set-up.