Geocaching at Truxtun Park
Geocaching is a growing phenomenon that combines a real-life, outdoor treasure hunt with GPS-enabled technology. Geocaching in City of Annapolis parks has positive benefits to the user and ARPD – the activity attracts visitors to the parks in the City who otherwise may never visit the park(s) and give geocachers the opportunity to exercise during a fun activity – and in our case, a physical activity for families. The placement of geocaches in Truxtun Park provides new and wholesome recreational opportunities for youth and adults alike. The City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department welcomes geocaching as a fun, outdoor activity!
Truxtun Park is home to a Geocache Ranger Rick outdoor activity for families. This Ranger Rick wildlife-themed adventure is the first to be implemented in the City of Annapolis. It is free and geared for kids ages 6-14 and their families. (Ranger Rick is a popular children’s magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)).
Geocachers start the adventure by going to www.geocaching.com/rangerricktrails. There they search for the trail within Truxtun Park, download and print the passport game sheet. Each geocache has its own page with information about the location and terrain used to find the treasure and coordinates for inputting into a GPS unit or Smartphone.
For more information about Geocaching, please visit www.geocaching.com or watch this video. Also watch this video about the history of geocaching and how it started. You may also contact our local representative, Marisa Wittlinger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Geocaching Trend Hits Annapolis article published by HistoricAnnapolisPatch on June 14, 2011.