Can I use a metal detector in a park?

Yes, with some restrictions. Those interested in metal detecting must obtain a metal detecting excavation permit. Permits may be issued under the approval of the Parks and Recreation Director. Permits are limited to a calendar year (i.e. a permit issued in March would expire on December 31). The use of metal detectors is limited to certain parks. Exceptions are allowed in restricted areas to find a specific lost item or to assist with official investigations. 

For full guidelines and to fill out a Metal Detecting Excavation Permit, please visit the Joplin Parks and Recreation office at 3301 W. 1st Street, Joplin.

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1. How many parks does Joplin have?
2. What are the park hours for city parks?
3. How do I reserve a picnic shelter?
4. When are restrooms and water fountains closed and open for the season?
5. Where can I find out about youth sports leagues?
6. How do I find rainout Information about softball and baseball leagues?
7. What do I do if I lose or find an item in a park or athletic field?
8. Are dogs allowed in the ballparks and soccer fields?
9. How do I learn about recreation activities?
10. How do I register for a program or activity?
11. How do I learn about local swimming pools?
12. Where do I purchase a pool membership?
13. Are their regulations for local swimming pools and spas?
14. How do I register for the dog park?
15. Where can I learn more about the City golf course?
16. Are golf lessons offered?
17. Do the golf course hours vary in the winter months?
18. Where can I learn about local bicycle laws?
19. What are city regulations in regards to fireworks?
20. Is there information on nature and trails in the area?
21. Where can I get a fishing license?
22. How can I find information about local forestry services?
23. How do I find out more about park buildings and grounds maintenance?
24. Can I use a metal detector in a park?
25. What does the City do with old playground equipment?