|New Diamonds and Dinosaurs Hunt set for June 29 at Santa Fe Commons Park|
Toy versions of twinkling jewels and prehistoric dinosaurs are the treasures to be discovered during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late June.
Diamonds and Dinosaurs Hunt is the name of the program, which is for all ages, and will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 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 receive use of a GPS device, initial instructions, and a new prize for each cache. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “geocaching.”
The cost for one two-hour event is $11 per person for Johnson County residents or $13 per person for nonresidents. A family rate for up to four people is also offered at a cost of $29 for Johnson County residents or $32 for nonresidents. Keep in mind that those registering as a family will receive one GPS unit per family. The registration deadline for this program is June 22. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 34122.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Environmental dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.
Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.