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Geocaching in Preservation Parks

Geocaching and letterboxing are fun hobbies that provide a great reason to enjoy the outdoors. Preservation Parks does allow geocaches and letterboxes to be placed in the parks, as long as Park District guidelines are followed.

Caches and letterboxes must be placed close to the trails or within public areas, to minimize the impact on wildlife habitat and other sensitive areas.

Owners must fill out and submit an application, before a geocache or letterbox can be placed. Click on the links for rules and guidelines for owners and seekers, and for the permit application form.

For more information, call 614-989-1972

Geocaching & Letterboxing Rules

Guidelines For Geocache Owners

Download PPDC Geocache Permit Application


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Geocaching in Preservation Parks

Geocaching and letterboxing are fun hobbies that provide a great reason to enjoy the outdoors. Preservation Parks does allow geocaches and letterboxes to be placed in the parks, as long as Park District guidelines are followed.

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Programs

Group Hikes

Embark on a journey with fellow enthusiasts or enrich your knowledge on the go! We’ve

Mindfulness Trail

This 1 mile walk invites you to several stations that will provide different ways to

Photography Contest

The photo contest is open to all amateur photographers, youth to adult.  Amateur is defined