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Black Rock City Registered Placement Zones

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The Esplanade and Portals:
This is the first street at the front of the city and faces the Man. It is reserved for camps that have:

  • 24-hour interactivity.
  • Completely conceived visual scheme.
  • Playa-frontage needs.
  • The potential for art installations across the Esplanade (optional).
  • No Large Scale Sound Art, but the Esplanade and adjacent areas are generally louder than other zones.
  • Activities and events for ALL AGES.
3:00, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:00 Avenues:
  • These are high visibility locations on the radial streets.
  • Located within the city limits.
  • This is for fun interactive camps without need for playa frontage.
6:00 Center Camp:
  • Visually interesting.
  • Theme-related is a plus.
  • Activities and events for ALL AGES.
  • Demonstrating Burner ethos.
  • 24 hr activity, but quieter at night time.
3:00 and 9:00 Plazas:
  • Highly interactive camps that fit into the plaza area "groove".
  • Service camps desired to create mini civic centers.
4:30 and 7:30 Plazas:
  • Smaller plazas positioned deep in the city.
  • For camps that can serve to anchor these interactive avenues as destination points.

2:00 & 10:00 Large Scale Sound Art:
  • Located at the ends of the city, these areas are filled depending on space availability, and reserved for camps with large sound systems. After these spaces are filled, camps will not be able to place large scale sound art elsewhere.
Large Theme Camps and Villages:
  • To accommodate our largest camps, we have reserved double-deep blocks within the city.