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Traditional Cache

Smith Park Micro

A cache by Holmtown Crew
Hidden : 9/4/2008
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a cache located in the heart of Platteville.

You are looking for a brown micro capsule. You will find this area to be a great place for kids!

Smith Park (10.4 acres) - located off Camp Street north of downtown and adjacent to Pool Park. John H. Rountree originally owned the land for Smith Park--Platteville’s first developed park. Sold by his heirs in 1891 to the Methodist Episcopal Church, the church in turn sold a portion of the property to the city in 1894. The entire parcel became city land in 1943. Smith Park is a good example of a site, which contains characteristics of a Mini-Park (tot-lot) and a Neighborhood Park. However, people throughout the city, which warrants its classification as a City/Community Park, heavily use the facility. This heavily shaded park (new and older shade trees) contains a basketball court (with new lighting), and sand volleyball court, a large playground area, an extensively renovated rustic stone hexagon shelter with restrooms, and a wood shelter building with restrooms and storage. In addition, the site has 75 picnic tables, 9 grills and a drinking fountain. The shelter facility is linked to a nearby city street by an accessible walkway. Other accessible facilities, such as the elevated sandbox, wheelchair swings and the local Lions Club provided slide set and tic-tac-toe play device. Park identification signs were added courtesy of the local Eagle Scouts.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx nebhaq gur gnyy cbyr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 3/25/2014 5:50:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:50 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum