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How to participate in Decode Douglas County

Picked up your booklet and ready to play?  Follow the instructions below.

  1. Have fun and enjoy Douglas County Open Spaces, Parks, and Trails.
  2. One booklet per person is allowed. Each family member may complete their own booklet.
  3. Bring a crayon or pencil.
  4. Visit the first location. The first location is LOCATION J. (This letter corresponds to the locations in the booklet on pages 4-7).
  5. Find the post with the numbered plaque. The booklet contains hints for the post locations.
  6. Next, simply place the first box on page 8 of the booklet over the plaque and rub your crayon/pencil over the plaque.  The number in the center of the rubbing is the first number of the code that opens the locks on the treasure chest.
  7. Write down the letter for the second location as indicated on the sign below the plaque.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 until you have visited all eight locations.
  9. Once you have collected all eight numbers use them to unlock the locks on the treasure chest outside the Douglas County Parks Office at 9651 S. Quebec Street, Littleton, CO 80130.
  10. Numbers from the first through fourth locations correspond to the BLACK lock on the treasure chest.
  11. Numbers from the fifth through eighth locations correspond to the GOLD lock on the treasure chest.
  12. When the treasure chest is open, submit your booklet, and relock the locks.
  13. Decode Douglas County Outdoors is an annual program running from January 1 through December 1.
  14. All completed booklets must be submitted by December 1.
  15. After December 1 each year, the locations and codes will change.
  16. You can play multiple years.