It all started with a thought from local recreation director, Linda Rogozinski, “How do we celebrate June is Recreation & Parks Month and still keep our community safe and support COVID-19 recommendations?” From this thought came the realization of the Community Scavenger Hunt at the Circle of Life Trail in the Christopher Lake Nature Area.
“I felt confident that we could offer this scavenger hunt while complying with provincial restrictions” said Linda. “We decided to use the Circle of Life Trail system where people could easily socially distance while still enjoying nature!”
Linda started the project by asking community members to paint rocks. She then collected these rocks, added identifier codes to each rock and placed them along the trail. They are easily seen if you are hiking and are also marked with flags in order to make sure that no one needs to handle the rocks. Everyone participating in the scavenger hunt can print the code descrambler form from CPL Recreation’s Facebook page. When they find all 17 rocks along the trail, they can descramble the message, write it on the flyer and submit it using the District of Lakeland drop box.
“This has been a great community project”, says Linda. “People began painting rocks on May 22 and they’ll be able to enjoy the trails while completing the scavenger hunt until the end of June. On June 28, we’ll be drawing for a great prize to celebrate the month. All you have to do to be entered is complete the scavenger hunt and submit your form!”
What a great idea for celebrating June is Recreations & Parks Month and keeping people active while showing off your local trail system. Great work!
For more information about CPL Recreation, visit the CPL Recreation Facebook Page.
June is Recreation & Parks Month – Live it Everyday!