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Hancock Park District Permit

Postby yogi57 » Fri 2012-10-12, 18:56:10

NEWSRELEASE
PUBLIC INFORMATION ON THE HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT
Date: October 2, 2012
Contact: Stacie Roby, Program Coordinator
sroby@hancockparks.com
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
http://www.HancockParks.com.
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”.
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c. Local News Media
Hancock Park District
1424 E. Main Cross St.
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-PARK
FAX: 419-423-5811
GEOCACHE APPLICATION FORM OCT 2012.pdf
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Fri 2012-10-12, 20:50:03

Are they going to "remove" my Earthcache?

Just kidding...I'll get a permit. :D
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby SuchaNana » Fri 2012-10-12, 21:18:56

thanks yogi for keeping us in the loop- seems that permission is the way of the process just about everywhere now...
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby cheechgang » Fri 2012-10-12, 22:07:58

I don't see it as a big deal. Far less restrictive than some others in NW Ohio.
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby yogi57 » Sat 2012-10-13, 07:36:03

They got a new director this past year, so I think he want show more control. The last director had me take care of the cache placement. I let GC take care of the guidelines. I think I have 8 forms to fill out and also got 2 caches I need to get approve or remove.
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Wed 2012-10-17, 19:00:15

My permit application has been submitted. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hancock Park District Permit

Postby yogi57 » Wed 2013-01-16, 04:31:28

Bump!
Just a reminder to fill out your permits for your caches in Hancock Parks.
I forgot to do mine.
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