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Old 02-18-2021, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post

Such that, sure, let's be honest: the "prime purpose" of the school grounds is for school kids to play at. NOT for a geek to metal detect on. Have I understood your point here ?

If so, then when it comes to parks of-any-stripe, where we both agree md'ing is a non-issue, then ask yourself : What is the purpose of a soccer field ? FOR SOCCER, not md'ing. What is the purpose of a picnic grounds ? FOR PICNICS, not md'ing. What is the purpose of a swimming beach ? FOR SWIMMING, not md'ing. What is the purpose of a campground ? FOR CAMPING, not md'ing. And so forth.
It says "...will not interfere with..." It doesn't say you can't metal detect. It says you can't metal detect if, in doing so, you are interfering with the primary function/purpose of the area. In other words, you can't metal detect on a school playground while a load of school kids are out there playing. You can't metal detect on a soccer field in the middle of a soccer game. You cant metal detect picnic grounds if you're doing it in the middle of someone picnic. You get the idea.
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