Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SHORT NOTICE: Stop a Nudity Ban in Seattle Parks!

Update: The Naturist Action Committee (NAC) has issued an Action Alert which will be shortly on their website: NAC suggests that " If you speak . . . that you focus on Parks & Rec's own Strategic Action Plan. Comments solicited from citizens during the recent development of that Plan overwhelmingly asked for the inclusion of clothing-optional areas in public parks. The proposed rule simply ignores the voices of those citizens.

From Daniel

We need your help tomorrow - THURSDAY!

The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners is meeting tomorrow to discuss a new rule

*** BANNING ALL NUDITY*** in Seattle's Parks.

Again, the meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, November 13th at 7 p.m. in the Park Board Room

in the Parks administration building in Denny Park at

100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Google Map)

If you can attend this meeting it would be great! You don't have to speak, but signing in on the signup sheet with in favor of clothing-optional recreation in Seattle Parks would be a big help.

More info

Please help if you can!


The impact of this rule-making would affect essentially a non-existent problem at the moment and seems to be an attempt to put precedent (and authority) in place by a new Parks Department administration to head off any future attempts to establish clothing-optional activities in Seattle. The hard work towards setting aside a clothing-optional beach within the Seattle area would be forestalled completely by this rule . . . there would be no more dialog with a nudity-prohibited rule in effect.

Likewise, events such as the World Naked Bike Ride would be severely hampered as the ride makes stops at Seattle Parks. Carried further, the ever popular Fremont Solstice Parade with the nude bicyclists always ends up in Gasworks Park with an easy (and well-tolerated) popular take on public nudity. That would all be ended if a conservative Parks administration has the authority to ban nudity within the parks system. Time to stop this precedent-setting agenda before it becomes established. Don't allow Seattle to become a conservative backwater. There is room for clothing-optional opportunities in Seattle's Parks system. Attend the meeting and make the case for use by all of Seattle's diverse culture, including clothing-optional.


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