Greenawalt Park Challenges

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The Challenge
Find the (1) geocache located at Greenawalt Park!

What is Geocaching
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Why
Geocaching can help give an improved health status and fewer days of poor mental and physical health than a comparative sample. It has shown to be an effective nontraditional method of physical activity for any age!

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Fairgrounds To Greenawalt

The Challenge
Take a short walk from Fairgrounds Park to Greenawalt Park. While you are there, appreciate the local history of the Civil War!

How
Park at Fairgrounds Park, Cannon Avenue entrance. Continue by foot on the sidewalk heading south towards Jefferson St. From there, take a right down Jefferson street, and a left again onto Cannon Avenue. One right onto East Avenue and you will find it on your left at 101 East Avenue. After appreciating the history located at this poket park, walk back and you have done just over a mile!

Why
This park was established in 2012, and named in honor and tribute to Margaret Greenawalt, a resident during the Civil War, who is recognized for her acts of bravery and patriotism. By the Civil War, she lived with her sister and brother-in-law in Hagerstown. Visit Greenawalt Park and read the commemorative historic marker to learn more about another female Hagerstown hero, Myra McDade, and how she also came to be known and honored for heroic acts in her own right in her own time! 


Have a great idea for a new challenge? Email it to okimberlin@hagerstownmd.org!