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Roseburg Parks and Recreation to Host Geocache Event

9:17 PM · Jan 12, 2023

Hosted by Roseburg Parks and Recreation, the Discover Roseburg 12 Land of Umpqua Geocache Series kick-off is a free, family-friendly event designed to draw people outside to experience more of this southern Oregon city and its businesses. The public is invited to gather at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, for the annual kick-off event at Stewart Park’s large pavilion, where Roseburg Parks and Recreation staff will give out verbal instructions and coordinate-containing “passports” for a high-tech geocaching treasure hunt. Participants are asked to bring a smart phone or other device equipped with a Global Positioning System, or satellite-based radio navigation system. Using a GPS to follow coordinates printed on the passports, participants will hunt for five real-world geocaches, or small containers, hidden around town, plus 15 virtual geocaches at special locations. “The five caches we have for this are all really exciting and new and a little unique. I’m super-excited for people to find them,” said Roseburg Recreation Coordinator Tracy Moser. This geocache series will commemorate Roseburg’s sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday, on Oct. 3, 2022. People who find all 20 geocaches in the Discover Roseburg 12 challenge can redeem their passports for a limited-edition collector’s geocoin that honors Roseburg’s sesquicentennial. Participants who attend the kick-off event don’t have to turn in their passports on the same day. They can finish the hunt and complete their passports on their own time. After the kick-off event, passports can be picked up or dropped off at Roseburg City Hall’s front lobby at 900 S.E. Douglas Ave. from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. An alternative, after-hours pickup/drop-off spot is Hampton Inn and Suites, 1620 N.W. Mulholland Drive in Roseburg. For more information contact Roseburg Parks and Recreation at 541-492-6899 or Via City of Roseburg