Park & Read GeoChallenge

Visit Washington state parks and Timberland Regional Libraries this summer and win prizes! To celebrate Washington State Parks' 100th birthday, Washington State Parks has partnered with the Timberland Regional Library system to offer a fun summer program, the Park and Read GeoChallenge! The GeoChallenge includes state parks and libraries in Lewis, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Mason counties. Participants can enjoy a good book while discovering the beauty of Washington state parks. More than $100 worth of prizes will be awarded, including one grand prize (see the official rules for details). The Park and Read GeoChallenge will run through Sept. 30, 2013.

To get started, download the Official Washington State Parks Pocket Ranger® mobile app onto your mobile device (from either the App Store or Google Play). Select the "Challenges" icon, pick the Park and Read Challenge, register a username and password and start your challenge! Be sure to read the challenge description and rules.

Graphic of cell phone with words Now Available, the official WA state parks mobile app

To keep you motivated along the way, you can rack up points by recording each visit. Easy-to-reach parks will earn you five points, while more challenging, out-of-the way locales can snag you up to 20 points. Engage in friendly competition by keeping tabs on other players via the Leaderboard on www.pocketrangerexchange.com (you must be registered to view the Park and Read GeoChallenge Leaderboard). Track which parks you've visited and which you have yet to explore as you embark on the Park and Read GeoChallenge!

For more information, visit www.pocketrangerexchange.com/.

Winner selections and prizes
Be one of the first to finish the GeoChallenge and win prizes! More than $100 worth of prizes will be awarded after Sept. 30, 2013.

First level: The first four participants to record visits to 10 locations will receive $5 iTunes or Google Play Gift Card. Winners may choose which gift card they prefer.
Second level: The first four participants to record visits to 20 locations will receive $10 iTunes or Google Play Gift Card. Winners may choose which gift card they prefer.
Grand prize: The first participant who records visits to all libraries and state parks in the five counties will receive the Grand Prize: a $40 gift card to an outdoor apparel/gear retailer, plus an Annual Washington State Discover Pass.

Please note: Prizes are limited to one per person.


Downloads
Park and Read GeoChallenge official rules.pdf