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The following article was posted on February 12th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 29 [ Submit a Story ]
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Slackers' paradise: More SLO city parks could soon allow slacklining


San Luis Obispo public parks could soon turn into a playground for slackliners.

On Feb. 18, the SLO City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to expand allowable spaces open to slackliners.

Slacklining is an increasingly popular balance sport in which a person walks a length of flexible polyester, usually strung low off the ground between two trees.

In SLO, the sport was first permitted in 2008 as part of a pilot program in Meadow Park. The success of that program—with a growing group of local slackliners who haven’t caused any problems, according to a city staff report—has now led to a possible expansion.

If approved by city councilmembers, slacklining would be allowed in all city parks, with the exception of community gardens, the Damon-Garcia Sports Fields, the Jack House and Gardens, the Laguna Lake Golf Course, Mission Plaza, and all open space areas. Local slackliners worked with the SLO Parks and Recreation Commission to create the proposed changes, which have also passed through the city’s Tree Committee and the city’s human resources manager.