So there I am, at a local water park, taking pictures of my wife and three year old daughter, that are floating on a raft, circling in the 'lazy river', with our good friend and her daughter. I sensed a presence and turn around to meet the gaze of a kid half my age. He is obviously uncomfortable and I can tell he is having a hard time finding words but eventually figures out how to say, I'm not allowed to take pictures inside the 'park'. I was blown away and at a loss for words, at first. Then I started to get angry. I asked if NO ONE is allowed to take pictures or is that tattooed, GUYS aren't allowed to take pictures? He retorts, no one. He claims that 'they' tell anyone with a camera that they're not allowed to take pictures. I turned around and pointed to an older lady that had a p&s out and was taking a picture of a kid that was standing under a water fall and asked, what about her? He reinstated that it is a Fairfax County Park Authority rule/policy and walked off in her direction. I'm left alone, presuming that I'm going to put my camera(40d w/ 28-135) away and he's going to tell this lady she has to put hers away too. I didn't pat attention to whether or not he actually talked to her, instead I walked over to the entrance where there is a huge sign displaying the 'pool rules'. NO WHERE does it say 'no camera's'. The last 'rule' states, for a COMPLETE set of rules go to the main office, which I did. The only copy of the COMPLETE rules the kids can find are in Spanish. (I don't speak Spanish, let alone read..) They asked me what's up and I say some co-worker(read glorified supervisor of some sort) said I'm not allowed to take pictures. All three kids in there were like, "uhh.. what?" As a matter of fact, the two girls that were in there were taking picutres of each other. This whole time I never did put my camera away. And after I left the office, I went back to taking pictures of my family and friends. All this happened about 45 minutes before closing(perfect evening light) and I crossed paths with the kid again and he said he talked to his boss whom said, it IS a park rule, no camera's. But as I looked around, it seemed every mother there, either had a p&s or a video recorder.. wtf? So am I right or is he? Who is to tell me that I can't take a picture of my daughter and wife?