posted in Leisure Services on July 21, 2016
Pokémon Training Tips
Hello future Pokémon Masters! We’ve noticed you coming out in droves to our great parks capturing the errant Bulbasaur or Gastly (and many, many Zubats). We love that you are out enjoying the beauty and bounty of our amazing park system. We have some training tips to help your Pokémon hunting stay safe and happy.
Be aware of your surroundings. That Eevee may look like it’s on the trail, but distance and terrain can be deceiving. Make sure you’re staying aware of what’s around you, including other players. Move off trails to do your battle, and keep pathways, exits, and equipment clear. Many of our parks are located along busy streets. Look before you chase. Many are located next to the Cedar River. Watch out so you don’t get wet.
Respect private property. Parks are often neighbors to private homes and businesses. If you see a Snorlax dash into an adjacent yard, let it go! Besides, parks are great places for relaxation and reflection too. Pack a picnic, lay down a blanket, and let the Jigglypuffs come to you.
Remember park rules. Like private property, stay out of areas that are closed to the public. Many areas that are closed off in our parks are under repair or otherwise hazardous. Try Memorial/ Fairgrounds Park after the County Fair. Most parks are open from 4 a.m. to midnight, so keep that in mind as you hunt your nocturnal ghost and fairy types. Remember to deposit your trash in the park receptacles.
Get out and visit our great parks! Different kinds of Pokémon generate in different places. We have 20 parks in our amazing city with a huge range of terrain types. Try visiting Pelikan Park for fantastic views of the Cedar River at dusk and potential water types. Trek into the interior of Brookwood Park for shady trails to Red Cedar Park filled with native vegetation and keep a look out for flying types. Our parks also include 7 miles of Rail Trail for grass and bug types, historical landmarks, and artwork that serve as a lot of Pokéstops. Re-discover your neighborhood park or visit a new part of the city.
Most of all, stay safe and have fun. Gotta catch ’em all!