Exciting News!

WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt returns to Fairmount Park!

by Fairmount Park Conservancy on December 21, 2022

*Updated on 01/25/23 with mission release dates & Friday Flash Challenge information*

Announcing the return of our WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. This six-week self-guided  Scavenger Hunt begins on Saturday, January 14th and ends on Sunday, February 26th, focusing on different geographic areas of the park each week:

  • Week 1: East River (Art Museum / Kelly Drive)
    Week 1 missions release on 01/14 at 9am
  • Week 2: West River (MLK Drive)
    Week 2 missions release on 01/23 at noon
  • Week 3: Lower East Park (below Girard Ave.)
    Week 3 missions release on 01/30 at noon
  • Week 4: Lower West Park (Centennial District, below Montgomery Drive)
    Week 4 missions release on 02/06 at noon
  • Week 5: Upper East Park (above Girard Ave.)
    Week 5 missions release on 02/13 at noon
  • Week 6: Upper West Park (Belmont Plateau / Chamounix Drive, above Montgomery Drive)
    Week 6 missions release on 02/20 at noon

The 60 total missions (10 missions released each week), provided through the GooseChase App, will provide fascinating information, fun challenges, and hilarious photo opportunities. Bundle up and don’t let chilly weather stop you from exploring the 2,050 acres of trails, natural lands, historic landmarks, and public art of East and West Fairmount Park this winter!

Plus: participants who complete the fun and sometimes quirky “missions” will compete for the chance to win prizes! Each week, teams that complete all of the week’s missions will be entered in a random drawing to receive a prize. Participate in 1 week or all 6! For those that participate during all 6 weeks, we will be offering prizes to the top three highest scoring teams.

Here’s how to play along:

  • First, fill out this brief consent form (Required for participation. You will receive the password once you complete the form).
  • Download the free GooseChase app to your smartphone.
  • Search for “WinTOUR” (look for magnifying glass at top right to pull up game search box), click on Fairmount Park WinTOUR 2023 Scavenger Hunt.
  • Join solo or create a team (up to 4 members) and enter GAME PASSWORD to START!
  • Head to Fairmount Park and start completing the missions from January 14 to February 26!

From one of our past participants: “I just wanted to thank you all for this engaging activity. I’m really enjoying myself so much through it and have seen parts of the park that I’ve never known about or stopped to explore despite living in Philly for 20 years.”

Announcing special bonus missions…. FRIDAY FLASH CHALLENGES!!

These 24-hour missions are released every Friday at noon and are NOT site-specific – you can do them from home, your neighborhood park, anywhere!

If you complete the challenge by Saturday at noon, you’ll earn a whopping 2023 points! Post your video to social media and tag @myphillypark to be eligible for the prize.

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