[GeoStL] Re: County parks

  • From: "P ekey" <pkekey@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "Geocaching" <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 22:56:47 -0600

This will go a long way toward building credibility for the sport. Keep up the 
proactive contacts.

Pam E. (Tribble 157)

----- Original Message -----
From: GC-RGS
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 11:05 AM
To: GC-maillist
Subject: [GeoStL] County parks

Last week I talked to Justin Hirsch who is the events coordinator for St. Louis 
County Parks. I inquired about any problems placing caches in county parks and 
told him I had talked to rangers at two different parks and they had no 
problems. He had never heard of Geocaching, but has a GPS, and I explained the 
process to him and gave him the GC.com website to review. He said it sounded 
like a very reasonable use of the park land wanted to talk it over and would 
get back with me.

I'm working on a cache at one of the parks and talked to the ranger there who 
knew about geocaching and welcomed the caches in the park. I told him my idea 
and the final cache would be an ammo box. He had concerns about that and 
suggested I call Justin for the approval.

I just talked to Justin today and he said the county parks would welcome the 
caches as long as ammo boxes are NOT used. Tupperware, micros, even tool boxes 
are OK. Then, to my surprise, he suggested conducting a program in conjunction 
with the Parks dept. on using a GPS and geocaching for the public. He wondered 
where they could get enough GPS's for hands on use so that's where I put in a 
plug for SLAGA and said we would be glad to participate.  

It would probably be held at Queeny Park since they have the indoor center and 
there are several caches already there. He said they are working on their 
schedules now and would get back to me soon so we could set up something to fit 
their schedule.



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