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There is a small animal park in my area. It's located in the private grounds of a old man, but he allows everyone to go there for free. There are a few goats, ponies (children can ride them), peacocks, songbirds, chickens etc... It's accessible for public, but still on posted property.

How would you tag such a place? I think "tourism=zoo" is too commercial and doesn't fit to this park. Any suggestions/ideas?


asked 21 Apr '11, 07:37

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I don't see a problem with tourism=zoo. Nothing says that it may only be used for "big" zoos. And I know quite a few really small "zoos" with only 5 or ten animals, they're quite common in public parks.

The fact that it is on private property and non-commercial is irrelevant (most zoos are on private property as well, and small zoos are often free of charge), and the size should be apparent from the map. Ideally, try to add the tag to an area, not just to a node, so people will see that it is small.

One caveat:

I would only tag it if it is actually meant to be public. If there are for example signs for it visible from the road, I'd have no problem with it. If it's really only for people the owner knows, or only for people from the village etc., I'd consider not tagging it at all.

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answered 21 Apr '11, 09:47

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edited 21 Apr '11, 11:00

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