Washington Township Park LbNA # 14307 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Mar 8 2005|
|Last Found||Aug 17 2005|
We checked on our box & found it waterlogged. We have removed it and will update this when it is replaced
This is our first letterbox and hand-carved stamp! It is located in Washington Township Community Park in Avon, IN. This is a kid and pet friendly walk, but it is not stroller or wheelchair accessible. Approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk round trip.
Washington Township Community Park is located in Avon, IN. It is on US 36 (Rockville Road) just west of CR 625 E. If coming from I-465, take the Rockville Road West exit. After you pass CR 625 E begin looking for the park entrance on your left. Trail names are clearly marked so you won’t need a park map. Go here for a more driving directions and information on this beautiful 75 acre park! http://www.avongov.org/recreation/washington.asp
When you turn off of US 36, the first left will take you to the parking lot. Park near the gazebo and pay phone that you see on your left. Starting at the gazebo, follow the mulch trail towards the shelter house. After you pass the shelter house on your right follow the path as it veers off to the left. You should still have the pond off to your left and you will see a fishing rules sign and a no sledding sign on your right. Take the next right onto the Huff’s Ridge Trail, which is a downwards sloping trail. Cross two wooden bridges that have no rails. Shortly after you cross the second bridge the trail will come to a T. Take a left turn at the T and then an immediate right turn at the next trail intersection. You will walk over a black plastic drain that goes across the trail, then you will see a wooden fence to your right. Continue past some storage barns and more wooden fencing. Turn right onto Bluebird trail and cross the wooden bridge with rails.
As soon as you cross the bridge there will be a small Avon Lions Club plaque on your left. Near the base of this plaque there are 5 rocks, our camouflage-taped box is hidden underneath the smallest rock. You are at the intersection of several trails so watch carefully for bikers and hikers! After retrieving the box you can turn left on the gravel road just ahead of you and you will find a picnic table to do your stamping at. When done, please seal the box tightly and cover with leaves before putting the rock back on top.
You can go back the way you came, or you can take a right on the gravel road which will lead you back to the playground/parking lot area. My daughters (ages 5 & 10) are very excited about this box so please email back with updates if you find it! Also please let us know if the box is missing or needs maintenance, or if you have trouble with our directions. Have fun!