Do You GeoCache?
Calling all modern day treasure hunters...the 2019 Jacksonville GeoCache Challenge has begun!
Welcome to the 2019 Jacksonville Geocache Challenge! JaxParks has teamed up again with the Friends of JaxParks Geocachers, Visit Jacksonville and REI to present another amazing Challenge that will take you to parks and landmarks all over Jacksonville. In this high-tech treasure hunt, participants will have the opportunity to earn a newly designed "Geocoin" by finding 25 of the 30 hidden caches.
How It Works
Thirty containers, or caches, were hidden in parks and public spaces throughout the city for up to 150 Geocachers to find. The challenge is on as long as there are 2019 Jacksonville Geocoins available at REI, 4862 Big Island Drive. Participants will use a global positions system (GPS) device to locate the caches. There was be a kick-off event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Castaway Island Preserve (2921 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32224) which included an opportunity to download the GPS coordinates for the Challenge caches. Now you can visit www.geocaching.com to get the GPS coordinates that were published on September 22, 2019.
The official brochure, verification passport and additional details and rules for this year's Challenge can be found at our partner's website: https://jaxparkschallenge.wordpress.com/.
To obtain your trackable coin, take a completed passport to REI in Jacksonville. The first 150 participants to check in with a unique geocaching name will receive a coin. REI Retailers, is located at 4862 Big Island Drive in Jacksonville's Town Center.
PARK hunting at its finest with #JaxParks and our partners!