Carrollton Parks and Recreation Geocaching Policy The Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department supports the sport of geocaching, using GPS equipment and the World Wide Web to place and locate a "cache" in the park system. We believe that geocaching will increase the public's exposure to the parks and historical sites within the City of Carrollton. Carrollton Parks and Recreation encourages "virtual caching". Rather than placing an actual cache, use the whole park or a unique feature in the park as the destination. A virtual geocache doesn’t really hide anything. Usually, the person hunting the virtual cache is asked to describe some unique characteristic of the landscape or read something from a plaque. We also encourage the practice of "Cache in, Trash out" - helping to clean up the parks one cache at a time by bringing a trash bag and doing a little trail cleanup while hunting for or placing a geocache. A few park systems have experienced problems with geocaching activities. People have placed caches in dangerous or sensitive locations, buried them, or hunted them during times when parks are closed to the public. To avoid problems, Carrollton has created the following geocaching policy: We ask that you post information about park curfews on the cache description. It is very tempting to break the rules "just this once" if unaware of park restrictions when hunting that cache.
When done right, geocaching is an enjoyable activity for groups, individuals, and families. Happy caching!
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