The following guidelines must be adhered to by slackliners. Failure to do so may result in citation.
Slacklining is allowed in City parks except for: Conservatory Valley, the Botanical Garden, the Music Concourse, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the National AIDS Memorial Grove:
- Tree trunks must have protection between the tree and anchor line (best options include carpet strips, robust felt mats, burlap or professional abrasion-resistant products between the bark and the slings).
- Trees less than 1 foot in diameter (circumference = 3.14 feet) may not be used to anchor slacklines.
- Trees may not be damaged in any way; no cutting of branches, scraping of bark, use of screws or nails, etc.
- Slacklines may ONLY be setup between trees, AND NOT play structures, lamp posts, tables, or other structures.
- There must be a clear and flat landing surface under the full length of the slackline, and it must have an 8 feet clearance on both sides of the apparatus.
- Trees and/or landscape areas showing damage from slacklining activities may be restricted from future use.
- All slacklines may be affixed on a temporary basis while in use of the participant
- Slacklines may not be left unattended.
- Lines may be no longer than 80 ft.
- Trees may NOT be climbed in order to affix a slackline per Park Code 4.01(f)
- Slacklines shall be limited to one per park/meadow.
- Ensure slacklines do not obstruct vehicle or foot traffic in the park and do not block trails, walkways, roads or parking areas.
- Individuals may be held liable if damage or injury occurs to park property or a person resulting from slacklining.
- Slackliners and their spectators assume any and all risks associated with this activity.
- SFRPD employees have the authority to stop any slacklining activities and to request immediate removal of equipment if any guideline is not adhered to.