Geocaching in JCPRD Parks


General guidelines for geocaching in JCPRD parks

No permits are required to place a cache in JCPRD parks.  Be sure to register your cache at!

  • Not every JCPRD property is suitable for placement of a cache, such as nature parks, golf courses, or athletic complexes. Certain on-going activities and/or areas containing rare species may render an area unsuitable for placement of a cache. JCPRD retains the right to determine which properties are suitable for caches.
  • It will be the responsibility of the cache owner to inspect and monitor the cache at least once a month to ensure appropriate content and maintain it as a family-friendly cache. The area should be inspected before leaving the site to ensure impact to natural setting is as minimal as possible. 
  • Caches should contain no food, alcohol, firearms, drugs, or any dangerous or adult items, or those items otherwise prohibited by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District Code of Regulations
  • All caches should be within 20 feet of an already established JCPRD Park trail. Any off-trail hiking is discouraged as it negatively impacts the native plants and animals. Caches should not be placed by delicate vegetation and flowers. 
  • One may remove something from the cache if something else is left to replace it. Log book and pencils should always remain in the cache. Sign the Log book upon each visit. 
  • All caches must be located on or at ground level in safe, protected containers. Caches must be placed so that no digging is required. Caches are not to be nailed to trees. 
  • DO NOT LITTER. Please adhere to the practice of “cache materials in / trash out.”
  • Contact cache owner if you find a cache that has been defaced, vandalized or missing. JCPRD will not be responsible for any damage to or theft of any cache. 
  • If a cache violates these guidelines, it will be immediately removed and not returned. All Federal, State and County laws apply.

If you have questions about the location of an existing cache or placement of a new cache, please contact the Parks & Golf Courses Division at (913) 826-3438.

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