Oswald Park Challenges

#53 Travel the World

The Challenge
Outdoor treasuring hunting, come join the fun in collecting the hundreds of geocaches hidden all around you.

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Why
Geocaching can help give an improved health status and fewer days of poor mental and physical health than a comparative sample. It has shown to be an effective nontraditional method of physical activity for any age!

Join a free class August 19th sy Oswald Park here!
https://apm.activecommunities.com/hagerstownparksandrec/Activity_Search/1665


#54 Stroll Beneath the Trees

The Challenge
Walk the Trail six times and complete a little over a mile!

Why
A a beautiful park to stroll through beneath the towering sycamore trees.  In 2001 Mayor and Council passed a resolution naming the land south of Prospect Avenue and north of CSX between Oak Hill and Forrest Drive as “Oswald Park.” Named in tribute to “Edward Oswald, Jr.” (born 1896, died 1986) who served the City for 26 years as City Attorney, was instrumental in drafting the first City Charter, was a long-time civil servant, and was a resident in close proximity of where the park is currently situated. This land has been designated for the purpose of a park since as early as 1928, when the land was sold for $1 to the City by Julia Hamilton Briscoe, named trustee by the last will and testament of previous owner Clara Hamilton. This is an example of an “ornamental park” meaning, no building shall be raised on it. 


#55 Dog-on Fit!

The Challenge
Located near Oak Hill, is a great place to take your dog for a walk, especially during an evening sunset.

Why
Get all of the benefits of walking, with your dog! Dogs are great motivators for walking because they:

  • Provide a strong motivation to maintain a program
  • Are good walking companions
  • Provide good social support when exercising

Have a great idea for a new challenge? Email it to okimberlin@hagerstownmd.org!