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#11132595 - 09/28/15 11:29 AM Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited
YakRider Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 464
Loc: TX
I went to a pond/lake in the city of Plano and one of the park rules on the sign stated:
"Swimming or boating in any body of water" is prohibited. I assume this apply to kayak as well?

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#11132671 - 09/28/15 11:50 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Yes, it does. A couple of buddies launched on the lake at Oak Point a few years ago and within minutes Plano PD was there to get them off the water.

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#11133542 - 09/28/15 05:55 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
christian myrick Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: little elm
Imo thats a silly rule. Human powered vessels shouldn't be banned on any water. This takes away a new persons ability to start small to gain comfort etc. Come on plano...
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#11133600 - 09/28/15 06:13 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
Mark Ray Offline
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Plano citizens contact your city councilmen. Municipal government is the only government you can still effect change.
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#11133606 - 09/28/15 06:16 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
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#11133816 - 09/28/15 08:02 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1982
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
You are wasting your time. The Plano City Council only cares about the home owners who live next to those ponds. Not one of you has Plano listed as your location. I grew up in Plano and the cops would chase us for riding motorcycles in empty fields.

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#11134822 - 09/29/15 11:07 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
nitro_898 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Arlington

Essentially the same thing in Arlington, courtesy of the Parks Department. Only difference is that they made exceptions for Lake Arlington and River Legacy East, where there is a designated canoe launch. Go figure.....

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#11135121 - 09/29/15 01:47 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
Matty Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 168
Loc: Plano
I wonder why Legacy Pond is exempt to this ...? Or maybe it isn't and I've been breaking the law for a while now.

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#11135212 - 09/29/15 02:26 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
YakRider Offline
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Loc: TX
I don't think it is exampt unless that is not managed by the city. That is where I found the sign at a nearby pond that also connects to the Legacy pond.


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#11136312 - 09/30/15 12:09 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: YakRider
I don't think it is exampt unless that is not managed by the city. That is where I found the sign at a nearby pond that also connects to the Legacy pond.




They should just replace that sign with one that says "No Fun"

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#11136429 - 09/30/15 06:58 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: HeavyLead]
SpiderJig Offline
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Registered: 11/22/14
Posts: 1955
Loc: Wylie
Originally Posted By: HeavyLead
Originally Posted By: YakRider
I don't think it is exampt unless that is not managed by the city. That is where I found the sign at a nearby pond that also connects to the Legacy pond.




They should just replace that sign with one that says "No Fun"
Thats what I was thinking. Plano sucks
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#11136569 - 09/30/15 08:38 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
Fish Chaser Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
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The pond at Legacy is private property, not owned or managed by the City of Plano.

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#11139140 - 10/01/15 11:33 AM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
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#11139774 - 10/01/15 04:06 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
BankBassin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 1178
Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
I'm not sure, but if I'm not allowed to fish in my kayak there any more, I'm gonna be pissed...

Check this out... City of McKinney at Towne Lake, You can fish from the bank and it's 100% legal to put a kayak in... BUT... you cannot fish from your kayak.
hmmm
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#11139826 - 10/01/15 04:30 PM Re: Plano park rule - boating in any body of water is prohibited [Re: YakRider]
YakRider Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 464
Loc: TX
I was there checking out Legacy pond and other ponds nearby and that is where I noticed the sign... I was hoping that it would not apply to kayak... what a party pooper.

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