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Free ge-ode-caching fun in Miami-Dade

Go treasure hunting with the kids this month at one of 22 Miami-Dade Parks that have collaborated with O, Miami for poetry geocaching!

This fun collaboration was created in hopes of engaging the community with poetry. Participation is free.

Geo Cache (Photo courtesy of O, Miami!)

Artist Aileen Neri together with Miami-Dade Parks worked to select 22 parks across the county to plant each drop box that contains original poems for park-goers to find. To find the boxes, park-goers must download the Geocaching app which is available on the Apple Store or Google Play that will then show coordinates to each box at each park. 

Users can interact with the geocache to find poems throughout Miami-Dade Parks during Miami Poetry Month.

Inside each geocache box will be a unique poem about the neighborhood or park they’re in. Freebees will also be available on a first-come-first-serve basis! A special notebook will also be available where searchers can write their own poems or messages to hide inside the boxes for the next person.

The complete list of parks where you can find a hidden poem is as follows:

  • Crandon
  • Biscayne Gardens
  • Arcola Lakes
  • Haulover
  • Historic Military Trail
  • Benito Juarez
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Women’s Park
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Lake Stevens
  • Greynolds
  • Matheson Hammock
  • Larry and Penny Thompson
  • Schenley Park
  • Briar Bay
  • Ruben Dario
  • San Jacinto
  • Homestead Air Reserve
  • Indian Hammocks
  • A.D. (Doug) Barnes
  • Eden Lakes
  • North Shorecrest Park

Definitely a fun family adventure to participate in this month! Please remember to be courteous and leave the boxes behind for the next participants to find.

You can also share your findings on social media by tagging @MiamiDadeParks and @OMiamiFestival.

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More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Monday, October 3, 2022

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Advance theater screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

6:00 pm | FREE | AMC Sunset Place

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

National Night Out

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Merrick Park

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

4:10 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, October 7, 2022

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Big Toy and Truck Extravaganza in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Herp Tour

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Deering Estate

Laser Evening: Elton John

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

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