Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Announce Family Adventure Quest for 2012
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks is for a seventh year offering the Family Adventure Quest – a trivia and digital photo contest for families or friends in teams of two to six people.
The Family Adventure Quest presents a series of challenges that teams complete by seeking out facts or objects in various Kentucky State Parks and supplying a photo as the answer. It’s a great goal-oriented way to have fun exploring the natural and historical resources of this fascinating state!
While some challenges are park-specific, most can be answered at any of several parks, and a couple can even be answered right from your living room. A digital camera is necessary to capture your team’s fun along your journey, and your photos just might show up on our website or Facebook page.
Many have turned the quest into a family tradition, bringing together generations of family members each year to enjoy the experience, while some just look forward to the thrill of the chase as the quest packet arrives.
"We love seeing our beautiful state and having family time – all wrapped up together into one fun adventure!" says three-time returning Team Rogers, from Mount Sterling.
A little tweaking to the prize structure this year will hopefully encourage those who may have worried about time restraints in the past to join in the adventure. By correctly completing just 10 quests, your team will receive a certificate for a one-night stay at the park lodge of your choice (Sunday - Thursday) and free passes to park museums and forts. Complete 20 quests and receive the stay and passes, plus a $25 Kentucky State Parks gift card. Complete all 25 quests and get the stay, passes, and a $50 gift card!
A $15 registration fee gets you the quest booklet, a Kentucky State Parks insulated tote, a 2012 Kentucky State Parks Calendar Planner, and some informational materials to help you along your way.
Registration forms are available at www.parks.ky.gov (look for the “Family Adventure Quest” button), where you can also peruse the photo gallery of past participants. Photos must be submitted in electronic format on a CD. The challenge ends Dec. 1, 2012.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov