Snow Hill, MD- In celebration of Walk Maryland Day on October 4, 2023, the Worcester County Health Department is excited to invite you to walk or move your way and join us for a self-directed Just Walk Scavenger Hunt.
The scavenger hunt will take place from October 4th-8th, 2023 at the following locations:
- John Walter Smith Park: 6030 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863
- Newtown Park: 2001 Groton Rd. Pocomoke City, MD 21851
- Northern Worcester Athletic Complex: 9906 Buckingham Ln. Berlin, MD 21811
- Girdletree Park: 5901 Boxiron Rd. Girdletree, MD 21829
- Byrd Park: 400 Dighton Ave. Snow Hill, MD 21863
- Cypress Park: Cypress Park, 7 Bridge St. Pocomoke City, MD 21851
- Stephen Decatur Park: 130 Tripoli St. Berlin, MD 21811
- White Horse Park: 11647 Beauchamp Rd. Ocean Pines, MD 21811
- Manklin Meadows Park: 11443 Manklin Creek Rd. Ocean Pines, MD 21811
- Southgate Pond: 11144 Cathell Rd. Ocean Pines, MD 21811
- Herring Creek Park: 12500 Nature Park Dr. Ocean City, MD 21842
- Sunset Park: 700 S. Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842
- Northside Park: 200 125th St. Ocean City, MD 21842
Residents can register for the scavenger hunt through Eventbrite, where they will be able to download a scavenger hunt tracking sheet. Physical copies of tracking sheets can also be mailed upon request. From October 4th-8th, residents can visit any of the participating parks and search for the hidden Just Walk sneakers with health messages. Once participants find the hidden sneakers, they are encouraged to write the number listed on the bottom of the sneaker, the health message, and which park the sneaker was found on the provided tracking sheet. At the end of the scavenger hunt, participants can send in their completed tracking sheet to be entered into a free raffle drawing!
This is a family-friendly event and a fun way to increase physical activity by walking and participating in the scavenger hunt. “Walking is the state’s official exercise and continues to be one of the easiest forms of physical activity and it’s free to everyone. There are many reasons to walk. There are also various health benefits that can be gained from simply walking,” said Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention Services.
Thank you to the town of Berlin, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks, Ocean City Recreation and Parks, and Worcester County Recreation and Parks for their continued support and their efforts to keep our parks beautiful and accessible.
For more information, please call Crystal Bell at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.
This activity is supported by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) with funding from the CDC/HHS and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the U.S. Government.