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Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430693 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Aug 18, 2009 12:30pm
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That article had one line that I think is particular relevant: The parks will remain open for use, but not be maintained.

So it looks like you can still letterbox in the parks. But if you have to pee, you'll be doing it behind a bush instead of a restroom. Much ado about nothing if you ask me. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430659 by Aquamarine
Aug 18, 2009 12:33pm
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According to the article Queen Mother posted:
The parks will remain open for use, but not be maintained.

Of course, it then says that playgrounds will be fenced, which cuts me off from boxing at them. I need something for DH and baby to do while I hunt... :-) Guess I'll focus on boxes in them for before December.
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430693 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Aug 18, 2009 12:53pm
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OK, this article makes it sound a lot less locked-up-tight than the Times article... like there would still be access to many of the boxes on trails. The lack of a parking lot could be awkward in a couple of those parks, but at least this makes it sound like access is still there.
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430693 by QueenMother'n'CloudWalker
Aug 18, 2009 1:19pm
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Thanks for the list...I am glad for the clarification. :-)
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430733 by Green Tortuga
Aug 18, 2009 2:18pm
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The parks will remain open for use, but not be maintained.

it also says gates will be locked....does that mean no access to the parking lots or what?
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430733 by Green Tortuga
Aug 18, 2009 2:26pm
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But if you have to pee, you'll be doing it behind a bush instead of a restroom. Much ado about nothing...

Unless maybe you're the tree?

pre
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430736 by Maos
Aug 18, 2009 8:57pm
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I had a "watercooler" conversation today at work about the Park closures and someone made an interesting observation about the parks that are being closed. The parks that are being closed are predominantly located in areas that are currently being voted on for annexation. Politics at work?
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430733 by Green Tortuga
Aug 20, 2009 1:06pm
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But if you have to pee, you'll be doing it behind a bush instead of a restroom. Much ado about nothing if you ask me. ;o)

Thus speaks a man who can pee easily anywhere!

Not necessarily much ado about nothing for women!

KuKu
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430802 by preboxed
Aug 22, 2009 7:50pm
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Or the letterbox near the tree. I went to a park for an 11 box series, not realizing the bathrooms were closed for the winter. I narrowly missed the box that I had not yet found and didn't realize was under the tree. Now I read the clues ahead of time in a series before tinkling to make sure I am well clear of the box.
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430659 by Aquamarine
Aug 22, 2009 8:09pm
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They did that in CT about ten years ago and all the trails remained open. It was just the facilities that were closed, including the parking areas for those facilities. But you could just park outside and go hiking in the park.
Re: Possible Park Closures
Board: State: Washington
Reply to: #430733 by Green Tortuga
Aug 23, 2009 10:00am
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Especially with parks where the parking lots will be inaccessible, this may actually make LBing in the parks much easier: I once sat waiting for about an hour before replacing a box since so many people kept wandering to the area to admire the view of the ocean and islands. Silly people, wanting to use a park to enjoy nature instead of hunting boxes... sheesh.

HPL ;o)