Even More Art in the Park  LbNA # 54111 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJun 21 2010
LocationColumbia, MO
Found By DonRicci
Last Found Aug 27 2012
Hike Distance?

The annual Art In The Park festival may have come and gone, but there's still art in the park... This series is intended to provide a kid-friendly day at the park.

UPDATE 07/11 I guess Alexander Calder is officially missing. However, still follow the directions to get to correct starting place to find Picasso.

Starting out at the parking lot off Old 63 at Stephens Lake Park, follow the paved walkway near the lake to the right. When you reach the bridge that heads to the island, find the last rock on the right before the bridge begin. Look for where the metal fence and wooden rail fence nearly meet. (There will be a goose hanging around, too) . Reaching under that last rock, close to the concrete wall, you'll find one of Alexander Calder's mobiles. (Be warned: This box is in an area that will require a fair amount of stealth.)

Cross the lake... all the way to the other side. Follow the walkway to the right around the lake. You'll pass a large waterfall. Soon after, you'll come to another smaller waterfall, dedicated to the memory of John & Chaille King. Find your way to the top of that rocky waterfall. Once there, looking away from the lake, notice where the rocks point into the trees and brush to the right. Near the outermost stone in that area, find a very flat guardian stone protecting one of Picasso's masterpieces.

To find the last box, you'll need to head back across the lake and down toward Broadway on the outer trail around the park. Heading east, you will soon see a path going under Broadway on your right. Continue on to the left, staying in the park. Soon you see a memorial tree celebrating the 100th anniversary of Columbia Water & Light on your right. Head into the woods there. Be cautious with the kids as you'll find the cool remnants of a dam jutting out overlooking the creek. Where the dam begins, facing away from the creek, you'll see a plaque identifying it as Sherman's Dam. Beneath the plaque there is a stone that seems to be slipping out of place. You will find a flock of M.C. Escher's birds behind this stone.

Please be sure to rehide well.