Thanks for joining us at Kids to Parks Day!
Information below is for 2022, check back for 2023 information in the spring.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Are you a kid? A kid at heart? Do you have kids?
This is for you!

We’re celebrating National Kids to Parks Day with a scavenger hunt like no other! This hunt can be completed in any Roanoke City playground on Saturday, May 21st between 8am and 8pm. Not only will this have you getting active, learning about your park, and expressing your creativity — you’ll also have a chance to get a little silly and maybe even win some prizes! Read on for how to participate:

1. Gather your teamKids to Parks 2021

  • Teams can be made up of families or friend-groups of any size. 
  • Please be sure one person on your team has access to a smart phone to be able to download and manage the Goose Chase app (more on this below). 
  • Ideally, each team will have at least one kid and one person who is 16+. Everyone on a team needs permission from their guardians to participate!
  • Participation is just like playing in the park any other day: at your own risk!

2. Download the Goose Chase app & find “Roanoke Day of Play 2022”

3. PLAY!

  • You will have 12 hours to complete as many (or all!) of the missions in the hunt. The game runs from 8am til 8pm on Saturday, May 21st.
  • Missions will require you to record a 30 second video or snap a photo using the app. This must be real-time! So no screen-shots or uploads possible. You can re-submit your entry as many times as you’d like, but whatever is there at 8pm will be your submission for the game!
  • All missions are designed to be completed at a City of Roanoke playground. 
  • Get inspired and keep up with other teams across the City using the newsfeed on the app. Kids to Parks 2021

4. Try to win

  • Any teams that complete all of the missions will be entered to win the grand prize…(1) children’s bike from Cardinal Bicycles!
  • Other prizes such as gift cards to Fleet Feet, Mill Mountain Zoo, Kids Square, and more will be available to groups who are voted having the best submission for a specific challenge.
  • Finally, there will be a random drawing for anyone who plays at all — so even if you don’t win one of the first prizes, you could win this!
  • Want an extra shot at winning the random drawing? Get a second entry in the drawing when you share a post of you and your team completing the scavenger hunt on social media (Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag #playroanoke and be sure it’s public! 

Kids to Parks Day WINNERS

We hope you had a great time playing along with us on Kids to Parks Day! We were so impressed by everyone’s participation, especially knowing how HOT it was that day!  

Please contact Kelly Brammer at or 540-853-5469 to claim your prize!


GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Cardinal youth bike

  • The Rogers Fam 

Macaroni Kids Winner – 1 Year Family Membership to the Science Museum (2 adults and up to 6 children)

  • Jamie Harden

@PlayRoanoke Winners – $50 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift cards

  • Dabnie Thompson
  • Girl Scout Troop 170 

Random Acts of Kindness Winners – $25 Blue Cow Gift card

  • TheConners
  • Jessica and Aliyah
  • Thosekids
  • Kiddos

Here to There Winner – $75 Fleet Feet Gift card 

  • Honey_bunches_of_goats

Experiments on the Slide Winner – 3 month membership to Kids Square

  • AdventureFamilyReynolds

Animal Yoga – 1 Year membership to Mill Mountain Zoo (2 adults and up to 6 children)

  • RamzeeSquad

Nature Mandala – $50 Michael gift card

  • Cog_noscente