Parkour on City Streets Vexes Officials

Parkour, a sort of sport that uses urban spaces as a series of obstacles to spring over and around, is a growing trend in South Florida. But local officials are concerned about the liability issues of careening "traceurs" in public parks and plazas.

The city of Margate, Florida, has recently banned parkour from its public parks, reports Lisa J. Huriash, except for one park they've set aside:

""They were very eager to play in our parks and continue to use them to develop their skills, but the current playground equipment we have is not designed for that use or that age group," said acting City Manager Yolanda Rodriguez, referring to adults who swing from equipment meant for children. The city has identified at least four organized groups congregating to play."

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