Any waymarks describing off-leash areas may be placed in this category.
Do I have to physically visit the park to record a
You might be surprised that I don't really care if you make a special visit
to the park to record a waymark. there. If there is a park that you frequent,
that you can get accurate coordinates for from some source (Google Earth
perhaps) without physically visiting the park, and you have visited the
park at some time in the past, and you can reasonably accurately complete
all of the variables on the waymark, I encourage you to record it. (you may not
however log this waymark as visited, until you make a special trip to it).
The reason for this is simple, I want waymarks in this category. I want lots
of waymarks in this category. The more the better. The whole point of this
category is to help people find off leash parks close to them that they might
not otherwise know about. In this case, not recording one just because you
haven't made a special trip with the GPS and camera is, well silly.
What coordinates should I use?
Coordinates should be for the main parking area for the park,
some very large parks have many different parking areas accessible from
different locations. In this case you should fill out the "Additional Parking
Coordinates" fields. (see
Nose Hill ) for a prime example of this. Other waymarks may not have any
appropriate parking area associated with them at all, in which case you may use
a point in the middle of the park (see
here for an example)
If the coordinates you post are not for the parking area, but are instead for
some other location, please specify this on your waymark page.
Why wasn't my waymark accepted?
There are two common reasons why I have had to decline to list waymarks in
this category. Fortunately both are very easy to fix.
- You forgot to check the 'no answer' checkbox for the additional parking
coordinates. This is just a cleanliness of the pages issue. Makes it look
- Your waymark name is non-descript. "Pet's playplace" isn't really a good
name for the waymark (unless this is the actual name of the park). When
describing your waymark, you should have enough information there that
someone could find the park without their GPS.
Now that my waymark has been accepted, what do I
need to do?
Its up to you as the waymark owner to police the integrity of the logs on
your waymarks. Typically this means that each log on the waymark must
have at least one picture associated with it. That picture should either include
a GPS showing the current location, or some recognizable feature of the park.
There may be rare cases where this isn't a requirement (like you personally know
and trust the waymarker who visited the location, or you were there with them
when they visited it, it is however still preferred that a picture be included
(this ensures that no one can come along afterwards are question the accuracy of