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tesser
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really KB? Hmmmm... I might need that info down the road. Day use areas close at 10 pm. I found a reference to trail hours can be set by the Commissioner, but it doesn't list what they are.

Mendota Heights - 6 am to 10 pm Yay!

From Rochester ordinances: 45B.13. Hours. No person, except police officers and the employees and servants of the Board, shall be present in any park or parkway between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each day, except that the Board may designate different hours for individual parks or parkways as deemed appropriate. Enforcement of park closing hours, when different from the general park closing hours indicated above, shall not be made until such time as signs clearly indicating the closing and opening times are erected at all entrances to the park or parkway. This section is not intended to prohibit pedestrian travel along improved trails within a park unless the signs at the entrances to the park or parkway indicate that such travel is prohibited. [All emphasis is mine].

I guess they are open until 11pm unless you see something else clearly posted.

This is the third city where I found references to hours that do not prohibit walking through a park at any time.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tesser wrote:
Really KB? Hmmmm... I might need that info down the road. Day use areas close at 10 pm. I found a reference to trail hours can be set by the Commissioner, but it doesn't list what they are.

Mendota Heights - 6 am to 10 pm Yay!

From Rochester ordinances: 45B.13. Hours. No person, except police officers and the employees and servants of the Board, shall be present in any park or parkway between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each day, except that the Board may designate different hours for individual parks or parkways as deemed appropriate. Enforcement of park closing hours, when different from the general park closing hours indicated above, shall not be made until such time as signs clearly indicating the closing and opening times are erected at all entrances to the park or parkway. This section is not intended to prohibit pedestrian travel along improved trails within a park unless the signs at the entrances to the park or parkway indicate that such travel is prohibited. [All emphasis is mine].

I guess they are open until 11pm unless you see something else clearly posted.

This is the third city where I found references to hours that do not prohibit walking through a park at any time.


As I mentioned...they have signs posted...some close at dusk...some close at 9pm...some close at 10pm...others at 11pm...

They are not universal...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcherDragoon wrote:
I would love to help out with Rochester...but...

Some close at Dusk...a couple close at 9pm...a few close at 10pm...while others close at 11pm...

Sorry...nothing standard...most all have signs at the entrance for when they close...


I guess I did write that already...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would highly recommend that anyone hiding a cache in a Rochester park, or any other park with hours outside the norm of the entity's park rules for that matter, post the park hours on the cache page. It also helps to use the "Not at night" circle-with-a-line-through-it attribute when appropriate.

p.s. I added many more cities last night.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tesser wrote:
p.s. I added many more cities last night.


Thanks a bunch! Your the greatest!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also on the Lake Wobegon Trail:
--> Avon (would be after St. Joseph) 6 am to 10 pm
--> Melrose (would be after Freeport) 7 am to 11 pm

Rockville 7 am to 10 pm
Sartell 8 am to 10 pm
Waite Park 7 am to 10 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tesser wrote:
I would highly recommend that anyone hiding a cache in any park, regardless of hours being posted on a sign or not, post the park hours on the cache page. It also helps to use the "Not at night" circle-with-a-line-through-it attribute when appropriate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/37357259.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUss

Yippeeee!!!!

I'm working on City of Maplewood too. I brought it up for discussion in our planning for 2009 on the Parks Commission. I was a fill in for the Commission in 2008. Let's see if my rabblerousing gets me re-appointed or not. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tesser wrote:
http://www.startribune.com/local/west/37357259.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUss

Yippeeee!!!!

I'm working on City of Maplewood too. I brought it up for discussion in our planning for 2009 on the Parks Commission. I was a fill in for the Commission in 2008. Let's see if my rabblerousing gets me re-appointed or not. Wink


Way to go tesser!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have anything to do with Three Rivers, I'm just reporting it. Embarassed I'm hoping to have something to do with Maplewood's Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maple Grove parks are open 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lakeville Parks are open 6am - 10pm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was over at one of the Three Rivers Parks and saw a sign listing the closing hours as 10pm, so I think they have finally adopted the new closing hours!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallelujah!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNMizzou wrote:
I was over at one of the Three Rivers Parks and saw a sign listing the closing hours as 10pm, so I think they have finally adopted the new closing hours!


My understanding is the policy has been in place for some time, they just haven't updated all the signs. When I called them this winter, they told me all parks were 10pm. When we arrived at the park the sign still said sunset.

Glad to hear they are finally updating the signs.
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