The high-tech hunt for caches is bringing the fun and competition of the Super Bowl to parts of Hamilton County as the departmentsoffer a county-wide geocache competition to win specially-made Super Bowl geocache tags.
Stephanie Fix, Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept. administrative assistant who introduced the idea, says she thinks the free geocache series is a unique family activity no matter what sport you like.
“The great thing about your community hosting the Super Bowl is there are activities for everybody, and you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy the Super Bowl,” Fix said.
Amanda Jackson, Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept. program coordinator, said the county-wide event is away to show the amenities Hamilton County has to offer.
“We wanted to give both Fishers residents and visitors to Hamilton County an opportunity to experience not only our parks, but those throughout the county during the exciting time in Indiana before the big game,” Jackson said.
Coordinates for Cache the Big Game are posted on Geocaching.com. Caches in Fishers are nestled in Roy G. Holland Memorial Park and Heritage Park at White River for residents and visitors to find. The challenge is to locate each of the eight caches using a handheld GPS, and you must have a GPS or smartphone app. Caches will include a logbook and a special code. After collecting the special code from each park, log your find on Geocaching.com and e-mail email@example.com with all eight codes, your name and your address. The first 100 people will receive a commemorative path tag. Log onto any of the Websites for the Parks and Recreation agencies listed for more information. The series will continue for three months, or until the 100 path tags have been claimed.
By Lindsay Eckert
Lindsay is the managing editor of Current in Westfield.