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Join the Great Park Pursuit for an outdoor adventure in Nebraska • Nebraskaland Magazine

Visit Nebraska’s parks, participate in wholesome recreation – and maybe win prizes – by joining the Great Park Pursuit 2022, an exploration of 20 official park sites across the state.

The free program encourages participants to visit designated community, regional, state and federal parks by October 31, 2022. Participants must register at negpp.org.

Teams of up to 10 people register to participate online, then follow the clues on the Great Park Pursuit website or mobile app to find a program position in the park area. Once found, the team notes their visit in the app or makes a pencil imprint of the message to prove their visit.

Teams can win prizes such as a GoPro camera, cabin stays, backyard game packages, Nebraska State Park permits, Nebraskaland Magazine subscriptions and more. The grand prize is an outdoor recreation package valued at $1,500. Prizes and sweepstakes entry are based on the number of message impressions or park visits recorded.

The participating parks this year are:

Bowling Lake Park, Lincoln; Chalco Hills Recreation Area, Omaha; Chimney Rock, Bayard; Conestoga State Recreation Area, Denton; Ehmen Park, Gothenburg; Fontenelle Park, Omaha; Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford; Hemingford Community Park, Hemingford; Long Pine State Recreation Area, Long Pine; Memphis State Recreation Area, Memphis; Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area, Valentine; Niobrara State Park, Niobrara; Portal Recreation Area, Papillion; Rock Creek Lake State Recreation Area, Enders; Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area, Wolf City; Summit Lake State Recreation Area, Tekamah; Sutherland Reservoir State Recreation Area, North Platte; Park Taylor, Taylor; Ward Bond Memorial Park, Benkelman; Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, Gering.

The Great Park Pursuit mobile app is available on Google Play for Android or the Apple iStore.

The Great Park Pursuit, sponsored by the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, is a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association. It is designed to promote active lifestyles while increasing awareness of the state’s nature-rich outdoor recreation opportunities. The program, now in its 15e year, sees over 700 teams participate each year, with over 100,000 park visits per year.