2016 Park Hop

Park Hop

Park Hop is a free, summer-long scavenger hunt in parks across Greenville County.
This adventure-themed scavenger hunt encourages children and families to discover featured parks throughout the summer while searching for answers to clues within each.

Celebrating Park Hop

Please visit our Eventbrite page for all the details about the 2016 Park Hop Closing Event and sign up if you plan to attend!  http://bit.ly/29RhdLc

Park Hop is celebrated through two community events each summer. The Kick-Off Celebration, held in mid-May each year, marks the release of the park locations and clues. All of Greenville County’s parks and recreation departments and local organizations come together to host a community event with fun activities for all to enjoy. At the end of the summer, there is a Closing Celebration to recognize all of the Park Hoppers, give away the earned prizes (e.g., t-shirt), and draw for our other community prize packages. All events are free and have local organizations that support getting outdoors and being active!

The 2016 Park Hop Kick-Off Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Sunset Park from 1:00-4:00. Sunset Park is located at 211 Fowler Circle, Greenville, SC 29607.

Anyone is welcome but we encourage registration so we can plan accordingly. Register for free here:

The event will feature an on-site scavenger hunt, activities with all of the parks and recreation departments across Greenville, inflatable batting cage from the Greenville Drive, inflatable archery with Cabela’s and much more! We will also be giving away prizes to local places like the Greenville Zoo and Greenville Drive!

Scavenger Hunt

There are TWO free ways to get your Park Hop passport: a mobile app or a printable passport. Click HERE for more details on both ways to participate

Mark your calendars! The Park Hop 2016 Closing Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th from 4:30-7:00 at Greer City Park!

Please visit our Eventbrite page for all the details about the Park Hop Closing Event and sign up if you plan to attend: http://bit.ly/29RhdLc

Scavenger Hunt

There are two FREE ways to get your Park Hop passport: a mobile app or a printable passport. Below are directions on how to get each version of the passport and how to submit the clues. Click on ‘Learn More’ to choose which method you would like to use this summer and follow the directions provided.

GET THE MOBILE APP

The mobile version of the Park Hop scavenger hunt is housed under the iOnGreenville mobile app.

For Apple (iPhone) users, download the iOnGreenville app on your mobile device from the Apple Store for free. Here is a picture of the iOnGreenville app in the Apple Store.

For Android users, download the iOnGreenville app on your mobile device from Google Play for free. Here is a picture of the iOnGreenville app in Google Play.

Once you have downloaded the mobile app, you will be prompted to register for the scavenger hunt. Just provide your name, a valid e-mail address, and the number, age of the children that will be participating (this information will be used for prizes at the end of the summer).

Until May 14th, you can explore the Frequently Asked Questions or More Info on the app. On May 14th, the Park Hop locations and clues will be opened. Click on the ‘Clues’ button in the app, and you will see the list of parks, sorted by those in closest vicinity. There is also a ‘get directions’ button where you can get directions to the park.

Once you are at the park location, the clues will unlock and you can find the answers. You will receive a confirmation before you submit each answer to confirm that’s the answer you wanted to give. Once you have answered that clue, your answers are submitted and you should see a green check mark appear.

Be sure to use the social media buttons found on the confirmation page and this year to share your Park Hop adventures!

TIPS:
App downloads work best if you have the latest software on your phone, so complete your updates to minimize difficulty.

If you already have the iOnGreenville app, make sure all app updates have been completed. If you used the mobile app last year, you will need to register again – we started fresh for this summer!

PHOTOBOOTH: 

New for 2016! This year we encourage all of our Park Hop participants to share their photos via the apps. Look for the new new Photo Booth button under the Park Hop mini-app. Once there, sharing your photo is easy:

1) Take Your Photo. A filter will be applied different park locations!

2) Enter Your Email Address into the form

3) Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all your other social networks using the hashtag #ParkHopFever

 LiveWell does not store your photos or share any of your information collected via the apps.

 

 

GET THE PAPER PASSPORT

Would you rather use paper and pencil? We have you covered! Fill out the form below to register and receive the printable passport. You can register before May 14th, but you will have the passport e-mailed to you that day!









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HOW TO SUBMIT PAPER PASSPORT

Write out the answers to the clues as you visit the parks. For the printable passport, you can submit your answers in two ways:

  • 1) Complete the Passport survey when you have completed your Park Hop.  Wait until you have completed all the clues you want and complete the survey to submit your final answers. It is the exact same questions as the passport, so you just write your answers in! If you complete ONE survey, you can credit those answers to multiple children that have participated. Click HERE to complete the Passport Survey.
  • 2) Mail in your passport to LiveWell Greenville, P.O. Box 2284, Greenville, SC 29602

Click on the three lists below to see the prizes that were donated by local organizations and given to Park Hoppers over the years.

Prize List

Park Hop Prize List 2013
Park Hop Prize List 2014
Park Hop Prize List 2015

 

The 2016 Park Hop locations will be displayed starting May 14. Download the Mobile App Passport or Paper Passport to start your journey!

Google Map with 2016 Park Hop Locations

Click below to download previous Park Hop passports if you are looking to repeat the adventure or would like some additional parks to visit and activities to visit.

Please be mindful that some clues were specific to that summer (e.g., count the number of frog stencils) and no prizes will be given away for completing previous Park Hop passports.

Park Hop Passport 2013
Park Hop Passport 2014
Park Hop Passport 2015

We have a new creation this year that’s great for rainy days or a break from the sun when visiting the parks. Download and print the Park Hop Coloring Sheet!!

 

FAQs

What is Park Hop?

Please visit this webpage where you will find a brief history and goals of Park Hop. You can also find a list of the Park Hop partners and sponsors here.

Briefly, Park Hop is a summer-long scavenger hunt in 19 parks and recreation locations across Greenville County. You can complete the Park Hop and win local prizes, with a chance to win several grand prizes.

How can I sign-up to participate in Park Hop?

There are two ways to participate in Park Hop: the mobile application or a printable paper passport. The directions for both the mobile app and printable passport can be found on under ‘Scavenger Hunt’ above.

How do I submit my clues?

How you submit your clues depends on whether you use the mobile app or the printable passport to answer the questions. Briefly, if you use the mobile application, your clues will automatically be submitted. If you use the printable passport, you will need to fill out a survey at the end of Park Hop that will be posted on our website with your answers or mail in your paper passport. Detailed instructions can be found under ‘Scavenger Hunt’ above.

When is Park Hop?

Park Hop 2016 begins on Saturday, May 14th. The clues will appear on the mobile app and you can sign-up to get the printable passport. You can visit the parks and answer the clues until August 1st at midnight. Surveys and passports should be completed by Monday, August 1st at midnight.

What is the Park Hop Kick Off Celebration?

We will begin Park Hop 2016 with a Kick Off Celebration at Sunset Park in Mauldin (211 Fowler Road) from 1:00-4:00. There will be plenty of games and activities for all to participate. Click here to learn more and sign up to attend this fun, community event.

What is the Park Hop Closing Celebration?

We celebrate our Park Hoppers each summer with a Closing Celebration, where we give away the earned prizes and draw for many other adventure-themed prizes. Learn more about Park Hop 2016 Closing Celebration under ‘Celebrating Park Hop’ above.

What kind of prizes can I earn?

Every child who visits at least 5 parks will receive a LiveWell Greenville drawstring bag.
Every child who visits at least 10 parks will receive a Park Hop t-shirt.
Every child who visits 15 parks will receive a voucher to a Greenville Drive game.

We give away numerous other prizes at the Closing Celebration including a camping weekend at Paris Mountain, camping gear, passes to events at Roper Mountain Science Center, bicycles, and more. You can find the prize lists under the ‘Scavenger Hunt’ and ‘Prizes’ buttons above.

How do I get my prizes?

We give away the prizes at the Park Hop Closing Celebration. You must be present to win the prize drawings (not the earned prizes for 5, 10, 15 parks). If you cannot be present for the Closing Celebration but earned prizes based on visiting 5, 10, or 15 parks, we will set up two prize pick-up days at a local community center in August. We will be sure to post that information in advance.

I need a little more help. Who can I contact?

Please e-mail us at info@livewellgreenville.org and give us up to 48 hours to respond to your questions. We hope you enjoy your Park Hop adventure!