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Everything to know about the Fairmount Park Summer Scavenger Hunt

by Melissa Romero on July 23, 2020

Discover the fascinating facts and stories behind the historic houses, natural areas, and public art of Fairmount Park by participating in a free virtual Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt!

The fun kicks off this coming Monday, July 27th and continues until September 7th, so you can play along at your own pace throughout the six weeks.

Here’s how to play along:

  • Download the free GooseChase app to your smartphone.
  • Search for “Fairmount Park Summer Scavenger Hunt”
  • Join solo or create a team (limited to 1-3 members)
  • Head to Fairmount Park and start completing the missions!

New missions will be released every week, so be sure to check back here for weekly updates!

  • Don’t miss out on the FRIDAY FLASH CHALLENGE, released every week at 12pm. Participants have 24 hours to complete this mission, earn additional points, and be in the running for prizes courtesy of Victory Brewing Company! Friday Flash Challenges can be completed anywhere – you don’t have to be in the park to participate!

Top participants at the end of the six weeks will receive prizes, including gift cards to local, minority-owned businesses and Fairmount Park Conservancy swag.


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HELPFUL HINTS!

We get it: At 2,050 acres, Fairmount Park is a big place. If you need to find your bearings when scavenger hunting in the park, we recommend starting your missions at Park Hubs – six spots in East and West Fairmount Park that are great jumping off points to your journey. Each spot has wayfinding signage complete with a map of Fairmount Park. View a map of the Park Hubs here.

  • Lemon Hill Mansion: 1 Lemon Hill Drive
  • Mount Pleasant Mansion: 3800 Mount Pleasant Drive 
  • Woodford Mansion: 2300 North 33rd Street
  • Concourse Lake: South Concourse Drive and Belmont Avenue
  • Centennial District: Lansdowne Drive and Black Road
  • Chamounix Drive: Chamounix Drive and South Chamounix Drive

You can also consult our new Fairmount Park Digital Guide here for more maps, including trail routes and hidden gems!


7/27/20: Centennial District Park Hub Missions

At 12pm on July 27, the Fairmount Park Scavenger Hunt officially kicks off! This week, there will be 10 missions that highlight features, history, public art, and natural areas around the Centennial District in West Fairmount Park. 

Check your GooseChase app now and start competing to be the weekly “Hub Hunt Winner” ending on Sunday, August 2nd at 8PM.


8/3/20: Mount Pleasant Park Hub Missions

This week, there will be 12 missions that highlight features, history, public art, and natural areas around Mount Pleasant Mansion in East Fairmount Park.

Check your GooseChase app now and start competing to be the weekly “Hub Hunt Winner” ending on Sunday, August 9th at 8PM.


8/10/20: Chamounix Drive Park Hub Missions

This week, there will be 11 missions that highlight features, history, public art, and natural areas around Chamounix Drive in West Fairmount Park.

Check your GooseChase app now and start competing to be the weekly “Hub Hunt Winner” ending on Sunday, August 16th at 8PM.


New missions will be released every week, so be sure to check back here for weekly updates!