We have to say we find these encroaching so called "land manager policies" in public parks disturbing to say the least. The essence of a public park is to allow a place for people of all walks of life to go and play and have fun. Play, fun and PUBLIC being the operative keywords. Public parks are not museums they are not art displays, these land use policies are becoming extremely restrictive, hyper-sensensitive and give no incentive for anyone to get outside into the parks and have fun, jumping through hoops to plant a cache and enjoy the park is not an option. Why should any of us want to even set foot in that park or any park that have such policies ever again? Good Grief!
If the so-called friends of parks want to keep people out put up a fence and signs that say "look through the glass but don't touch" and certainly don't interact with nature because this is only a ZOO. Come on now, this is getting ridiculous, especially to take it out on geocachers who for the most part respect the land and the parks, we're there to enjoy and not destroy, we even CITO the area which is more than I can say for some people, what's with that? Parks should be promoting caching, not hindering it, this is retarded. Give us break!
FELLOW CACHERS we've got plenty of other places we can find to place a hide and play with our gpsr's without ever having to step one foot in a park or jump through hoops to do so ever again. If this is how it is fine, we're game, you see parks people and friends of parks, we don't need your parks to play in, we can have fun all on our own, hell we can make a hide anywhere, we can even fit a log in a syringe if we have to and it's not like they are hard to come by. What a joke, KEEP OUT! Heaven forbid we go into a park at night.
What kind of insane society is this world creating. Looking into our crystal ball we see the future, restrictions on parks, types of parks, in this park you can have unrestricted play but don't expect anyone to ever clean it up and oh, "enter at your own risk", some city parks already come to mind, oh and in these other parks "Don't touch, these are only our model DISPLAY parks, just there to look good only, they come complete with plastic wrap just like momma use to put on her sofa in the living room we weren't allowed to use". Keep it up people you're doing great!
What kind of ridiculous message does this send our kids and teens who were only out enjoying some good healthy fun and activity. Hey kids, you're not allowed to play or hide a cache and have fun in that park, go hang out on the street corner and do some drugs, that'll be a way better activity place for you.