I recently requested to place a cache within a Bristol park, but they have replied to say they 'routinely refuse any applications for Geocache'.

This is the first time I have attempted to obtain landowner permission & place a cache and was wondering if anyone with more experience could tell me if this is game over, or if it is worth finding out why/trying to convince them to change their minds?

It also seems odd, as there are caches in lots of Bristol parks (not just Blaise & Kingsweston where there is a land agreement in place) - is it likely that these have been placed without permission?

Any advice for the newbie would be appreciated!