|Adventures in Geocaching program planned at Heritage Park on April 16|
Adventures in Geocaching is the name of the program, which is for all ages and will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches," which contain a logbook and a "treasure" - usually toys or trinkets. Participants will learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere how to use GPS to track a cache. This program will utilize GPS units donated to JCPRD by Olathe-based Garmin International and promises to be a great way to be active and to become familiar with local parks while having fun and learning something new. Search for the keyword "geocaching" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
Two other events at other parks are also planned. These include a May 14 event at Shawnee Mission Park 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, and a July 9 event at Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park. 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park.
The cost for one two-hour cache hunt is $8 per person for Johnson County residents or $9 per person for nonresidents. A family rate for up to four people is also offered at a cost of $13 for Johnson County residents or $14 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required for this program.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at www.jcprd.com.