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Complete Online Application to place a cache

Application Process

  1. Identify the MetroParks Facility where you would like to place a cache.
    1. MetroParks will not hold a spot prior to receiving formal application.
  2. Review geocaching maps online or e-mail outdoors@metroparks.org for general location of permitted areas.
  3. Apply for a permit by filling out the online application.
  4. You will be asked to provide;
    1. Facility Name
    2. Proposed cache GPS Coordinates
    3. Cache description and size
    4. Trail Color
    5. What intersection numbers the proposed cache location is between (shown on map and on trail markers)
    6. The intersection number closest to proposed cache location (shown on map and on trail markers)
    7. Photo of proposed cache location, and very detailed cache location (EX: film canister located 2 feet from ground, inside hole in tree, located 6 feet from bottom of stairs)
    8. Your Geocaching.com username and other contact information

PARK PERMITS
Each Park is unique and is limited in geocache quantity and location.

[Carrying capacity formula generally based on 1 cache per trail 1/2 mile]

MetroPark Facility

Trail Mileage/ Acreage

Cache Allotment

Off-Limit areas

Aullwood MetroPark

0 miles/
31 acres

No Physical Caches

Earth Caches Only

Carriage Hill MetroPark

5.67 miles/ 758 acres

12

Farm area west of Shull Road, camp site, horse trails, buildings, shelters, Riding Center

Cox Arboretum MetroPark

3.07 miles/ 132 acres

6

All gardens, greenhouses and buildings in the area south of the Butterfly House

Deeds Point MetroPark

0 miles

2

Earth Cache Only

Eastwood MetroPark

2.81 miles/   184 acres

6

Water Dept. equipment including wells, lane behind gate at Kayak Park n Play

Englewood MetroPark

9.5 miles/
1538 acres

20

North Park, Pumpkin Ash area, camp sites, dam, boardwalks, rock walls

Germantown MetroPark

17.66 miles/
1528 acres

24

Horse trails, dam, camp sites, shelters, boardwalks, buildings, or flood plain

Hills and Dales MetroPark

1.5 miles/
65 acres

4

Patterson Monument, Tower, Dogwood
Camp, shelters, or playground areas

Huffman MetroPark

2.29 miles/
152 acres

4

MoMBA, dam, shelters, or flood plain near river

Island MetroPark

0 miles/
33 acres

2

South of Band Shell, shelters, buildings, bridges, or playground areas

Possum Creek MetroPark

7.1 miles/
477 acres

14

Farm, pastures, horse trails, shelters, buildings, or camp sites

RiverScape

0 miles

2

Earth Cache Only

SugarCreek MetroPark

6.7 miles/
558 acres

14

Horse trails, shelters, buildings, or camp sites

Sunrise MetroPark

0 miles

2

Concrete stairway or floodplain near river

Taylorsville MetroPark

8.39 miles/
883 acres

16

Rock walls, dam, shelters, camp sites

Twin Creek MetroPark

10.23 miles/
966 acres

20

Horse trails, shelters, camp sites

Wesleyan/Adventure Central MetroPark

1.19 miles/
50 acres

2

Adventure Central's buildings, shelters, Annex or playground areas

Wegerzyn MetroPark

1.1 mile/
60 acres

2

Any gardens, Swamp Forest Trail, boardwalks

2nd Street Market

0 miles

1

Inside the 2nd Street Market building

 

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