If you are looking for a fun new activity for your family, consider trying the real-life treasure hunt game called geocaching. Annapolis Recereation and Parks is hosting four recently-updated geocaches placed throughout Truxtun Park.
Geocaching combines outdoor treasure hunting with GPS-enabled technology. The geocaching activity located in Truxtun Park has a Ranger Rick wildlife theme and is the first to be implemented by the City of Annapolis. Ranger Rick is a children’s magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The activity is free and geared to kids ages 6-14 and their families.
“Geocaching has positive benefits for the user and the Recreation and Parks Department,” said Marisa Wittlinger, Environmental Programs Coordinator. “The activity attracts visitors to Truxtun Park who may not visit otherwise, and searching for geocaches provides an interactive and wholesome recreational activity for families.”
Families begin their adventure by going to geocaching.com/rangerricktrails to search for a trail within Truxtun Park. Then download and print the passport game sheet. Each geocache has its own page with information about the treasure’s location and coordinates to input into a GPS or Smartphone.
For additional information, please contact Marisa Wittlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.