Eligibility of Parks with no traditional Physical Markers
GearGlider-PGO Posts: 1,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2021 in December AMA - 2021
If there is a documented park (website, maps, etc) but the park had none of the normal wayspot objects (sign, playground, ball field, trail markers) would this park still be eligible? If yes, what would be an acceptable photo - regular bench, grassy field, landscaping?
Post edited by GearGlider-PGO on
I would extend to this question:
With respect to the rejection reason "mass-produced, generic, or not visually unique or interesting," how does this affect physical objects that may be mass produced but represent an eligible location, such as using a table or grill as "proxy" for a picnic grounds in a park?
This is an excellent addition to my question. Would love to hear the answer to this as well if my initial question is answered.
I had a sort of answer to that before, I posted a thread about using benches to act as the proxy/anchor for a picnic area, the answer was pretty much, the bench was generic so I shouldn't submit the bench on its own, but could be used as a proxy if it could be made obvious it was the picnic area I was submitting. It worked btw, I took the picture of several benches (with a the loch behind it, thats where ut was) and it got accepted
I'm interested in this too. I think there are many cases where common areas with no signage, no playground equipment, no benches, etc. are used as playgrounds for children. Would a case where there is only a maintained lawn be eligible as a Wayspot?
Here’s a nomination I just reviewed - the supporting photo was the same as main, and supporting text didn’t contribute anything useful. Comparing street/satellite view to their photos shows me that there is clearly an empty grassy area belonging to neither of the adjacent houses where they put the pin, which definitely seems like it could be used as a community gathering place and a freestyle play area. Things like this feel like they should be eligible, but if I was submitting this I would have a really hard time figuring out what to use for the main photo.