Dinosaur Park LbNA # 64325 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Apr 14 2013|
|Location||Dinosaur Park, Denver, CO|
|Found By||The Woodshed |
|Last Update||Apr 21 2013 |
If you grew up playing in this park like I did, or you have kids that you take there now, you'll already know what park this box is hiding in. If not, it's time to do a little digging. ; )
Though we all call it Dinosaur Park, the park is officially named after the district attorney of Denver from 1946 to 1949. He later went on to become a state and then a federal judge, nominated by Nixon.
Did you figure it out? The park is bordered on the south by a street named after an ivy league school. A creek named after a different ivy league school runs through the park.
If you're driving, park on a side street across from the park. Fillmore has a light that makes it easy to cross. Or you can approach the park from the north and park in one of the small streets that dead-ends onto the park. Make your way to the playground, to the big purple dinosaur! (The dino gets repainted often, so even if it's not purple anymore, there's no mistaking it.)
From the dinosaur (or the incongruous purple camel, if you prefer), head in the direction of the setting sun, following the chain link fence.
One of these trees is not like the others. As you stroll along the fence, veer in the direction of that tree.
When you reach the tree that is not like the others, stop. Walk around to the back side and you'll see four evergreen trees before you.
Head to the right of these trees, along the creek, until you find the small path. Follow the path until you reach a very large concrete drain pipe. Standing at the top of the pipe (still on the path) you should have a tree with 2 skinny trunks to your right, and a white fence up the hill behind you. Look down on the right hand side of the drainpipe, and you'll see a number of large rocks. The closest one to you is reddish. The box is hidden between the large rock and the concrete of the drain pipe, on the uphill side. There should be a smaller rock covering and hiding the box.
By the way, do you know what Colorado's state dinosaur is? If not, you'll find out when you get the stamp!