PUBLIC INFORMATION ON THE HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT
Date: October 2, 2012
Contact: Stacie Roby, Program Coordinator
HPD NOW REQUIRES A PERMIT TO HIDE GEOCACHES AND LETTERBOXES
Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt in which thousands of people
participate every year. Participants use a GPS (Global Positioning Systems) unit to
locate caches or “treasure chests” hidden in parks and public places around the world.
The Hancock Park District welcomes geocaching and letterboxing in its parks. In order
to limit the impact on native plants and animals in certain management areas, the
Hancock Park District is now requiring all geocaches and letterboxes hidden in the
parks to have a permit. Current caches will need to have a permit in order to remain in
the parks. Geocachers are asked to submit a permit application by November 1, 2012
for caches already hidden in the parks. After December 31, 2012, any caches found in
HPD parks without a permit will be removed. Persons wanting to place new caches in
HPD parks will need to submit a permit application and receive approval prior to placing
the cache. Applications will be reviewed by park personnel before a permit is issued.
Approved permits will expire in two years. A renewal application can be submitted at
that time. Permit applications are available at the HPD Office and at
To learn more about geocaching, visit http://www.geocaching.com. For more
information about the HPD, check out the HPD website at http://www.HancockParks.com or
call the HPD office at 419-425-PARK and “Discover Your Hancock Parks”.
c. Local News Media
Hancock Park District
1424 E. Main Cross St.
Findlay, OH 45840
- GEOCACHE APPLICATION FORM OCT 2012.pdf
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