Department of Parks
Family Adventure Quest Makes For State Park Adventures
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Colleen Bouser of Henderson likes to vacation at Kentucky State Parks, visiting some 35 of the system’s 52 parks.
But she figures there are still some things she hasn’t seen. That’s why she and her family signed up for the “Family Adventure Quest” sponsored by the state parks. It’s a game similar to a scavenger hunt that features 25 different quests related to Kentucky State Parks.
“I thought it would be a new way of looking at the state parks,” said Bouser, who along with her husband and two children signed up for the quest. “These sound like some cool things to do.”
Some of the things the Family Adventure Quest asks participants to do include take a picture while fishing at a state park, get the names of two horses at a state park riding stable, play putt-putt golf and find historical landmarks.
“This kind of opportunity is a great way for families to learn more about the parks and have fun at the same time,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller. “This is the kind of thing any family can enjoy, regardless of age.”
There are great prizes, too. Families that complete all 25 “quests” receive a $100 gift card to Kentucky State Parks. Those that complete 20 “quests” receive a $50 parks gift card, and everyone with at least 15 completed quests is entered into a drawing for other prizes.
The entry fee is $15, which is a bargain since it includes a Family Adventure Quest backpack, a disposable camera, and a $10 parks gift card. The quest continues through December 2006.
Entry forms are available online at http://www.parks.ky.gov and at state resort lodges. For more details, please call 1-800-255-PARK.