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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: question about COA parks

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  • Mary Beth Booth
    Candy- Thanks for the info. I knew about the preserves in South Austin. This is just a plain ole park in a new part of our subdivision. Mary Beth ... From:
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      Candy-
       
      Thanks for the info. I knew about the preserves in South Austin. This is just a plain ole park in a new part of our subdivision.
      Mary Beth
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      Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 7:23 PM
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: question about COA parks


      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "mbb5755" <mbb2001@f...> wrote:
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      > I would like to place a cache in a new City of Austin park. Whom do I
      > contact at the city to get permission to do that? Thanks for your help.
      >

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "mbb5755" <mbb2001@f...> wrote:
      >
      > I would like to place a cache in a new City of Austin park. Whom do I
      > contact at the city to get permission to do that? Thanks for your help.
      >

      You don't have to ask to place a cache in a City of Austin Park. All you have to do is make sure you put it at least 1/10th of a mile from any other caches/redirectors that are in the park. Now, the redirectors you may not know about, so try not to get completely and totally attached to a location until it's actually approved. Also, some City of Austin "Parks" are Preserves, and geocaches are NOT allowed in Preserves. Most notable in the area are Mayfield Park on the west end of 35th street, and Zilker Preserve, which is at the west end of Zilker Park (I believe it's everything west of MoPac, but don't quote me on that, I'm not 100% sure!). There are also several karst areas in South Austin that are Preserves. If you have a question, consult the City of Austin Parks pages (where Preserves are listed) and maps, or ask here - someone probably knows from experience if your Park is a Preserve.

      Another note on this line ... I think the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Gus Fruh Park may be listed as a preserve, as is Mt Bonnell, but caching is allowed in these locations.

      <SOAPBOX>I'm nervous that the City is going to encroach more and more on these large green areas under the guise of "preserve" space, b! ased on our experience at Emma Long Park. "Shameless Dedication #1: The Moose is Loose" was recently archived because a cacher stated in their log that it was in a Preserve area, as stated by a new sign near the cache location. I still haven't found out what's going on up there, but it was NOT a Preserve area when the cache was placed. The archery range is north of there and I don't see why they would take a thin strip between park land and the Archery Range for a Preserve, but I intend to find out.</SOAPBOX>

      Happy Trails,
      Candy

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