How mixed-up crazy is the world when CHS is posting about stolen sex toys and the Slog is going on and on about Cal Anderson Park?
Take it away, Stranger:
Who Do You Side With? The Slackliner or the Tree Protectors?
Let’s bring this debate back. It’s been a while, and in any case it’s still an issue in Cal Anderson Park, where on Sunday I was picnicking with some friends when the above slackliner got into a long standoff with the above tree protectors.
It was a polarizing moment for my party of onlooking picnickers. Some sided immediately with the trees. Others sided immediately with the slackliner.
Eli Sanders has gone on to post video of the confrontation, a note from the slackliner involved, Adam Burtle, and information from Seattle Parks that indicates the department is interested in working with participants to recognize the activity as an “emerging form of recreation.”
In summary: Slacklining is not a crime.
A Parks rep also tells the Stranger the department is working on guidelines for the slackliners and invited Burtle to help in the process. Any suggestions for the Seattle Parks Slacklining Handbook?