Geocaching in the Parks


  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020

Geocaching involves the active search for publicly accessible containers called “caches” hidden all around us.  These caches contain a logbook and a variety of items for you to take or exchange. Geocaching is both a treasure hunt and a giant game of hide and seek.

Geocaches are located using GPS.  This FREE self-guided activity will help you learn the fundamentals of how to locate caches and what to do once you find them. It's easier than you think and a lot of fun! 

Search for special souvenir Bloomington Parks and Recreation coins in geocaches located in the parks listed below during the weekend of December 5 and 6.  Coins will be placed by no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5.  Undiscovered coins will be removed from caches on Monday, December 7.  

  • Bush Lake Park – 95th St and W. Bush Lake Rd. – GC52A0G (Pro5000 1K Tribute Cache)
  • Harrison Park – 1701 W. 100th St. – GC1V3T2 (Butcherandswimmer 1000th find)
  • Marsh Lake Park – W. 98th St. and France Ave. S. – GC1N7TR (Another B.I.G. Cache)
  • Normandale Lake Park – W. 84th St. & Chalet Rd. – GC8ZRD1 (This used to be a Farmer’s field…)

You'll need a free, basic membership at, a phone with GPS capabilities, the official Geocaching® app, and a few other necessities. 

For all of the details, visit:

Want to learn more about geocaching before you take part in the event?  Use these informative links.

This free self-guided outdoor activity is presented as a part of Project P.L.A.Y.  


Multiple Parks
Bloomington, MN
United States