Park Closed Do Not Enter

Park Closed Do Not EnterI saw this sign way-too-often in my travels. This one was at one of the state parks on the way north from Roosevelt Lake. I mean, after all, aren’t they our parks? Isn’t the government merely the caretaker of the parks? I appreciate the people who work there but sometimes the term Park Nazis reverberates in my head, especially when I’m confronted by an over-bearing official whose rules are more important then the public welfare.