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Geocaching Adventure in Indy Parks
A growing family fun sporting activity has sprouted in Indy Parks
April 01, 2011Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt, and a new way to introduce you to our 207 parks and 60-mile greenways system. For the 100 Year Celebration of Indy Parks, which showcases the George Kessler Park and Boulevard System's history and impact on parks planning, we have hidden 100 "caches" or containers, throughout our park system. Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to find them. Geocaching takes you on an incredible adventure while celebrating phenomenal green spaces and park properties right here in Indianapolis.
Geocaching is fun and easy! Participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) device or a Smart Phone to seek caches by using the location's longitude and latitude coordinates. You enter the information into your device and away you go. Indy Parks has each cache listed at www.geocaching.com by searching "100 Years of Indy Parks."
Caches can be located above and below ground, outside Indy Parks' buildings, in the nook of a tree branch or beside a creek – the possibilities are endless. Our geocaching team has found the best hiding spots throughout our parks. When you have located the cache, pop open the cap and sign the logbook to celebrate the success of your adventure. Some caches might even have a little surprise to commemorate 100 Years for you to take home as a keepsake! After you've completed the quest, remember to share your experience online.
At Indy Parks, we want to inspire outdoor play and provide enhanced experiences. Geocaching shares our mission to create a strong sense of community and support for the environment. For more information about the "100 Years of Indy Parks Geocaching Adventure", go to www.indyparks.org and click on the celebration icon. If you want to learn more about geocaching, check out www.geocaching.com. You may not even know it yet, but you may have a geocache close to your own home, just waiting to be found, just like some of our 207 parks.
Join us April 16 at 12 p.m. at Krannert Park, 605 South High School Road, to learn more about geocaching and how to get involved in the "100 Years of Indy Parks Geocaching Adventure".
Remember to practice safe and responsible geocaching by being respectful and leaving the cache in great shape for the next adventurer.