Exciting News!

WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt returns to Fairmount Park

by Grace Romo on January 16, 2024

We’re excited to announce the start of a shortened version of our popular WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt: a FREE, self-guided, all-ages scavenger hunt to encourage exploration of Fairmount Park even during the coldest months. The series of weekly missions, provided through the GooseChase App, will provide fascinating information, fun challenges, and hilarious photo opportunities. Embrace the magic of winter in the city of brotherly love and explore the 2,050 acres of trails, natural lands, historic landmarks, and public art of East and West Fairmount Park!

Missions are located in four different geographic areas of the park with about ten missions in each spot:

  • Lower East Park (below Girard Ave/Art museum area) 
  • Lower West Park (below Montgomery Ave) 
  • Upper East Park (above Girard Ave) 
  • Upper West Park (above Montgomery Ave)

Plus: From January 29–February 25, 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 one week or all four! 

NEW THIS YEAR: At the end of the scavenger hunt, if there are multiple teams tied for first place, then a first, second, and third place winner will be drawn at random from those teams. Also, unlike past years, points will be given out to the winners of the weekly Flash Friday Challenges (see the doc below for more info on these challenges). 

The competition for prizes officially ends on Sunday, February 25 at 6 PM. 

Here’s how to play along:

  • Have EACH PERSON on your team fill out this consent form. (Minors can be included on a parent’s/guardian’s form.)
  • Read through our WinTOUR Information Doc which has game rules along with helpful tips/hints. 
  • Register your team on the GooseChase app (further instructions here).

From some of our past participants: 

“We LOVED the scavenger hunt! It was a blast! It got us out of our homes and into the parks in the winter when we’re usually hibernating. It introduced us to new areas of Fairmount Park we’d never been to and taught us facts we never knew! It opened our eyes to the beauty and history at our fingertips in Philly.”

“I have lived in Philly my whole life and love this city, its history, and the park system and figured it would be cute to try it out. I had no idea how much we would learn, and the quality time we spent together was amazing.”

“YES! I have lived in Philadelphia for 27 years and had NO IDEA how much there was to do in Fairmount Park. This scavenger hunt fixed that. I can’t believe the incredible resources available in the park. Thank you so much for hosting this!”

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