Date: 6/29/20 7:30 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there,
providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:

> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course
> this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the
> course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek
> Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would
> particularly care that we were there. Well,
>
> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man
> in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring
> at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation.
> Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had
> to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked
> there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was
> not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the
> parking lot is trespassing.
>
> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
> while it’s open going forward.
>
> -Matt
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