Pumpkin Pursuit in the Parks
What is this event?
Pumpkin Pursuit in the Park is an interactive, team scavenger hunt that takes place throughout the entire Fridley Parks system.
When is this event?
Pumpkin Pursuit in the Parks will take place over MEA weekend (normally we would be running Pumpkin Night in the Park, which we're really bummed we can't do this year....) October 16-17.
What does it cost to participate?
The cost to register your team of up to 8 people is $25!
Wait, it's a TEAM event?
Yes! Assemble your team of up to 8 people, and let's go. You will first register (use the How to Register Tab above) on our website. You will need 1 team leader, a team name, and a sense of adventure. Next, you will need to download the Goose Chase app on your device (downloads are available for both IOS and Android). Your team leader will be emailed the passcode to get into the Pumpkin Pursuit in the Parks game 24 hours before the game starts. Once the game opens, check out the missions, choose which ones you want to participate in, and earn points to put your team on top of the leaderboard!
What is a mission?
Goose Chase has 4 types of missions: Video, Photo, Text, and GPS. Each mission is a task for you and your team to complete in order to earn points. You might be asked a trivia question about the oldest Fridley park (Text Mission), or to snap a photo of your team hugging a tree (photo mission), or take a video of your team singing your favorite Journey song while standing on one leg (video mission), or check in at Meadowlands Park (GPS mission). Each of these missions will earn you a number of points.
What if I want to know more?
Check out the FAQ tab to the left, or call and chat with the nature center staff at 763-572-3588!
Register Your Team
Looks like you're ready to get the team together! Fantastic.
Rules of the Game
- All photos/videos must be taken within the time frame of the game.
- Teams must follow all State, City, and park rules, laws, and regulations.
- Submissions must not contain nudity, vulgar, or discriminatory language, signage, imagery, or behavior.
- All scavenger hunt submissions must follow the guidelines above. The City of Fridley has the sole discretion to award/ remove points and expel any team that does not follow these guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this event family friendly?
Yes! It's a great event for people ages 2-102. Now, the two year old and the 102 year old will need some guidance, but remember, this is a team event, so you're all in it together. Bring the whole fam!
Do I have to do the challenges on October 16 & 17?
Yes. The challenges will be open from 9 am - 8 pm on October 16 and 6 am - 5 pm on October 17. You will not have access to them outside that time frame.
Can I register after the game has started?
Yes. When you register, we will email you the passcode to get into the Pumpkin Pursuit in the Parks game. You might have to play catch-up with the other teams, though. Get movin!
Do I need access to the internet to participate?
Yes, GooseChase does require players to have an internet connection via wifi or cellular data. This is because submissions are uploaded right after they are taken (so that everyone can stay up to date via the feed and leaderboard).
Will other people be able to see my video and photo submissions?
Yes. Within the game, there is an activity feed and leaderboard that generates automatically. In addition, in order to register, you agree to your photos and videos being used in marketing and promotional purposes by the City of Fridley and Springbrook Nature Center.