Great Outdoors Pursuit grand finale includes Rocky Point scavenger hunt

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The grand finale to the Department of Environmental Management Great Outdoors Pursuit will be held this Saturday at noon at Rocky Point Park.

The event includes a Rocky Point-themed scavenger hunt, rock wall, lawn games, arts and educational exhibits, food trucks, and a double-header vintage baseball game between the Providence Grays and the New York Mutuals. This event is open to the public; however, only registered families are eligible for prizes and give-a-ways.

The Great Outdoors Pursuit challenges families to visit state parks and other outdoor areas throughout the summer and participate in activities, ranging from birding to golfing and quahogging. Participants register online and self-print a Pursuit Passport. At each event attended, “stamps” are earned for the Passport. Registration is free, and participating children are eligible for prizes. Last year, more than 1,550 people joined the Pursuit.  Last year, Governor Raimondo convened the Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council – with membership from state and local government, industry and community – to develop an actionable vision for promoting and growing outdoor recreation in Rhode Island. The Council released its Final Report last December, highlighting the importance of this recreational network to Rhode Island’s economic and cultural vitality. A recent study conducted by the University of Rhode Island found that state-managed parks and bikeways alone contribute $311 million to the economy annually and support over 3,700 jobs and nine million visits.

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