- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The Rock Springs City Council has approved a ban on clothing and tattoos with profane or vulgar language at local recreation facilities.

The Rock Springs Parks and Recreation Department started enforcing the ban on Wednesday, the day after the council’s action.

Rock Springs Family Recreation Center Superintendent Mike Evans said the ban will be enforced at recreation center, Rock Springs Civic Center and golf pro shop at the Wataha Recreational Arena.

“It came up just a couple times in 30 years, so I don’t see it being a big issue, but it has come up so we had to comply,” he said.

Evans and Parks and Recreation Department Director Dave Lansang said within the past year, parents with children have raised the issue.

Lansang said the policy will be applied to those who blatantly violate the policy.

“We aren’t reading T-shirts or frisking people,” Lansang said. “If we notice someone that blatantly stood out, we’d discretely ask them to change or put it inside out before using the facility,” he told the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner (https://bit.ly/1LecgC3).

Lansang said tattoos would also have to stand out in order to get attention.

“I have no issue with tattoos. I want to deal with those who are blatantly obvious. It would have to jump out at you. You’ll probably never see it,” he said.

Evans said if guests wearing vulgar clothing refuse to change, then they will be told to leave.

“If they refuse, we will not allow them entrance,” he said.

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Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

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