Opt Outside — our annual open house-style, free family event — returns on Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. This year's theme is "Here, Thar Be Monsters!"
When you arrive, head to the Visitor Center and look for the event information station. Each station includes signs with indiviual activity instructions and take-along guides.
Yo Ho Ho! The Sea Creature Lagoon Activity Trail: Search the activity trail around Sea Creature Lagoon for friendly looking creatures and critters. The littlest kids will love this stroller-friendly scavenger hunt, searching along a paved trail. A Bingo Sheet Treasure Map will be your guide. All ages (especially fun for ages 6 and younger).
Avast Ye! Geocaching Hunt for Sea Monsters: Search for our multi-cache, learn about the sea monsters and become a ship cap'n. All All ages (especially fun for ages 5 and older). Participants must provide their own smartphone with geocaching app or GPS unit for geocaching activity.
Heave Ho Medallion Hunt: Solve clever riddles in our medallion hunt to find the “medallion" hidden somewhere in the park. All ages (especially for ages 10 and older). Riddles will be posted on Facebook, on the Opt Outside event page Nov. 23-24. Riddles will be posted at 8 a.m. and noon on Thursday, Nov. 23 and noon on Friday, Nov. 24.
Medallion finders must post a selfie near the location of the find to the Dakota County Parks - forever wild Facebook page and call the Lebanon Hills Visitor Center at 651-554-6530 to report their find. A fantastic prize package goes to the winner.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2023; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.