Visiting this beautiful park, you would never know it once stood on the brink of destruction. Retrace the footsteps of the heroes who saved it from Neglect.
Don't be deceived by its wild nature, Dumbarton Oaks was meticulously designed. Everything from the winding of the paths to the placement of individual trees was carefully chosen to enthrall the visitor. These design elements couldn't possibly be clues to a hidden treasure...could they?
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Dumbarton Oaks Park
Political Intrigue, War, Rumors. Discover the rich history behind one of the Arboretum's most stunning displays: the Azalea Collection.
Walking through its carefully preserved gardens, it is hard not to feel like you are traveling back in time when you visit Tudor Place. Little did you know that these gardens have preserved more than just history, but a trail of clues as well...
Tudor Place Gardens
*Tudor Place is open*! Pre-registered tickets are required and can be reserved freely on the Tudor Place website.
Time to Complete: 40-60 minutes | Difficultly Level: 4.25/5 | Distance: ~1/2 mile
Taking up an entire block in the heart of downtown, this garden is one of the city's finest jewels. Gazing out over its koi pond and swaying palm trees, you would never suspect that it came dangerously close to never existing. That is, until you discovered a historical notebook buried in the dirt...
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
Hidden along the edge of Lake Los Carneros sits an old railroad depot. You always assumed it was where passengers boarded the train, except it isn't connected to any tracks. So what is its purpose and why is it here? Your questions went largely unanswered until you discovered a strange booklet buried in the grass... Travel back in time to the early 1900s to discover the strange story of the depot and how it changed the city forever.
Old Train Depot
Walking through Ravenna Park's quiet tree-lined ravine, it is easy to forget you are mere blocks away from the stresses and demands of city life. However it was not that long ago that these same urban pressures nearly consumed this treasured oasis. Explore the human and natural forces that have shaped the park into what it is today.
Volunteer Park was designed at the turn of the 20th century by the nation's most notable landscape architects to showcase the best of the Pacific Northwest. Known as the "Jewel of Seattle Parks", the greenspace attracts thousands of visitors each year. Not to mention a group of treasure hunters who are convinced that this "Jewel" is more than just a nickname...
Central Park was commissioned in 1960 to meet the needs of the growing city of Santa Clara. Little did city officials know that hidden within the design of the park is. a trail of puzzles. Where do they lead, and who put them there? A small booklet you discovered in the park may hold the answers...
Located just blocks away from downtown Minneapolis, Loring Park is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Any thought of relaxation slip your mind however when you find yourself caught between two long-time rivals and a mysterious wager about the park...