Scranton Park Detecting

Treasure Quest

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Can anyone tell me if theres any ordinance against detecting in the city parks? I didn't see anything on the parks rules website but sometimes the local police have there own interpretation of the rules.
 

Old Dude

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If there is nothing on the website or posted on the rules at the park entrance, go for it. Make them show you where it says you can't and why. It is your park too!
 

TimeSaver

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Down by me.. they tell me if the park has on the rules of no...untuff means you cant md cause you are digging up the grass..but the deer hoofs rip the parks up more then I could do..so I think they should band deer from the park for untuff the grass lol :laughing7: :thumbsup:
 

Scrantonian

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All parks are open to detectors, however you won't find much but clad coins. State parks are a different story though.
-What I mean is I've never had a problem. and the site does not mention anything about Md'ing-edited
 
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jeff of pa

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All parks are open to detectors, however you won't find much but clad coins. State parks are a different story though.
-What I mean is I've never had a problem. and the site does not mention anything about Md'ing-edited

State parks are open.
but
You are supposed to alert the Park office before all visits ,
unless told different by the Ranger in charge.
or they supply you with a Permit (Permits where supplied, are free)
the one I have gone to told me to bring any historical items,
and personal Returnable items to the park office for inspection.

But no need for Clad & trash

Again that was just one ranger who told me this after I pressed her on
whether I needed to stop in & turn over My Can tabs, rusty nails & Zinclons :laughing7:
 

Old Dude

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Same for the one I have done. Could only use a 5" screwdriver as a digger too.


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jeff of pa

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Same for the one I have done. Could only use a 5" screwdriver as a digger too.


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Correct I forgot that part :tongue3:

"Long Narrow Prong Device" here
 

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