Legality of Parkour

A couple of friends and I were thinking of starting a parkour community in Maryland, but we wanted a definitive answer of if it is illegal or not. Who better to ask but the parkour community itself? So do any of you guys know if parkour is legal in Maryland, USA?

Thanks

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Nov 26, 2009
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Parkour is Legal
by: Drew Taylor

Hey,

You may have read this article 'Ban of Parkour' and misunderstood.

Parkour is legal everywhere. After all, Parkour is just movement, how can movement be banned? The council of the town of Moreton in the UK, has however told practitioners that they would be faced with an ASBO (Anti-social Behaviour Order) if it was practised with-in the boundaries of town.

Where you're from - Maryland, there isn't any ban that I'm aware of, quite right too! You're fine to start training there.

If you guys are serious about maintaining the legality of parkour should really concentrate on regaining a positive image for parkour by respecting property, members of the public and the authorities.

Nov 26, 2009
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thx
by: Anonymous

k thanx, we had a meeting the other day and everything went fine, no one even asked us what we were doing, and since we are just starting, we're practicing in a sort of park with some low walls and railings with a lot of grass to practice landings so we didn't really mess up the place so it should be fine.

Nov 30, 2009
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I agree
by: Anonymous

I think that the banning of Parkour anywhere is ridiculous! I mean, yeah, hoodies n stuff will abuse parkour but the only reason they could ban it is if it was destroying property. And any real traceur knows that going onto private property is both illegal and against the morals of parkour. So personally, I think the council's looking at this with a bit of a biased eye.

Dec 15, 2009
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nope
by: keith

There are no banns. but make sure that if you get confronted by law enforcement, you explain to them what your doing and the discipline of parkour. Try to be respectful.

Jan 16, 2011
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well..
by: zach

well....i live in parkville maryland and got busted 4 times by the cops in the last three days for it and its starting to get old were running out of spots, if any of you have any idea what to do facebook me foofighter6@gmail.com thanks.

Mar 03, 2011
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Maryborough Victoria, Australia
by: brody

we had the same kind of problem with central highlands council (australia) trying to ban me and my mates doing parkour, we have now been given permission to do so but it was hard due to alot of complaints that we had made damage to property.

May 11, 2012
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Not NEW
by: MaineParkourandFreerunning

I live in Maine and my parkour group practices everywhere. We never get in trouble and Its actually encouraged sometimes. :)

May 13, 2012
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Parkour is not illegal NEW
by: Anonymous

however, practicing on private property can sometimes be classed as trespassing. The worst thats happened to me in that situation is a worker asking me to leave or asking what i'm doing. I often train in Cambridge where a lot of the public are familiar with people doing parkour, so most of the public understand what we are doing, although security sometimes interfere with training

May 13, 2012
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Parkour is not illegal NEW
by: Anonymous

however, practicing on private property can sometimes be classed as trespassing. The worst thats happened to me in that situation is a worker asking me to leave or asking what i'm doing. I often train in Cambridge where a lot of the public are familiar with people doing parkour, so most of the public understand what we are doing, although security sometimes interfere with training

Sep 18, 2012
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Legality in florida NEW
by: Greg McLaren

Do you know if it is legal in florida? Im at a public park where anyone can go to. And these guys keep yalling at me for jumping over a fence when i dont touch anything?
Do the same rules apply for maryland alike down here?

Feb 13, 2013
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Parkour NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I think its rediculus to ban parkour because there is no problem with it. The only time you have to worry is if it is harming the community or vandilising property

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Feb 11, 2017
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Is it illegal in texas? NEW
by: Anonymous

I live in Texas and I train at the park and I've been yelled at by people for doing it but I haven't been in trouble with authorities at all and people have told me that it's illegal and I've searched it and I haven't found anything can y'all help?

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