DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation Kicks Off the “Great Parks Pursuit”

by Dave on August 25, 2010

Delaware State Parks will launch the “Great Parks Pursuit” on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The program is similar to a scavenger hunt and is designed to get children and their families outdoors, enjoying healthy activities in Delaware State Parks. Participants complete up to 25 tasks in the parks to be eligible for prizes at different levels.

The tasks include such activities as walking a portion of the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail in New Castle County or the Junction & Breakwater Trail in Sussex County, playing disc golf at various parks, fishing, participating in a nature program, camping in one of the state park campgrounds, boating, golfing and much more.

Families that complete four to seven of the tasks will receive the Bronze Level prize – two free admissions to the Killens Pond Water Park in Felton. Silver Level prizes, a free two-hour canoe or kayak rental, will be awarded to families completing eight to eleven of the activities, and those completing 12 or more activities will receive the Gold Level prize – a free 2011 Delaware State Parks Annual Pass.

All game sheets must be completed and postmarked by Nov. 17, 2010. Some of the activities may require a fee, and some may be limited by season. Information and game sheets are available at www.destateparks.com/parks-pursuit, or by calling 302-739-9220. To ensure availability, individuals should contact the specific park prior to their visit.

Nemours Health and Prevention Services provided technical support and funding for the “Great Parks Pursuit” as part of its goal to encourage healthy lifestyles for children and families and to make Delaware’s kids the healthiest in the nation. Delaware State Parks and Nemours have also partnered to offer other programs such as the Delaware State Parks Trail Challenge and Healthy Kids Day at Trap Pond State Park, where more than 1,000 school-aged children learned about healthy outdoor activities.

Release from DNREC

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