Discover Willamalane Scavenger HuntWhat treasures and vistas await you in the Discover Willamalane Scavenger Hunt? Form a team and decipher clues to find the location of each Willamalane attraction!

This Week's Clues

Find the Week 2 clues between July 27–Aug. 2!

Xylophones in the parkAt Play: Making Music
  • Xylophones have existed since the 800s A.D. in southeast Asia. These xylophones, however, were installed in 2016.
  • Not sure which park this is? What’s another word for field, pasture, or grassland?
  • We’ll award you five bonus points if you send us a video or sound recording of you making music! If it’s easier, tag us on Instagram @willamalane. (If you do play the xylophones, please remember to wash or sanitize your hands after.)

I Saw the Sign: Mossy Maple TrailMossy Maple Trail
  • Acer is a genus of trees and shrubs known as maples. You’ll find loads of these large-leafed beauties in these hills.
  • Mossy Maple Trail is just one of four trails in this six-mile trail system.
  • This sign is located near the trailhead, so you won’t have to walk far — but we invite you to turn this scavenger hunt into a nice hike!

I Spy: Something LifesavingLife Jacket Kiosk
  • Eugene-Springfield Fire helped us to install this life jacket loaner station.
  • Which parks are popular swimming spots? This will help you narrow down the location.
  • According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 84% of people who drowned in boating accidents in 2018 were not wearing life jackets. Life jackets save lives!
  • Here is a video about properly fitting your life jacket.

Summer Scavenger Hunt Week 1 leaderboard

Email your photo evidence to to get your team on the leaderboard!

How to Play

Every Monday morning, Willamalane will post three new scavenger hunt clues. These may include photos, hints, and riddles that will lead you to an interesting destination. Your team must go out to the parks, take photo evidence that you found the destination, and email that photo and your team name to Your team will earn 10 points for every destination you visit. You have until the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to submit your entries to score points.  Please follow physical distancing guidelines so this program may continue.  Be safe, and have fun!

Making a Team
In order to best obey physical distancing guidelines, teams will be limited to members of your household. It is okay to have a team with only one person in it. Choose a fun and appropriate team name to be displayed on the leaderboard (maximum 30 characters).

Each clue is worth 10 points.  You may complete all three clues weekly. In order to receive your points, you must submit an email to including the following:
  • Your team name in the subject line
  • The clues you have completed in the body
  • Attach photo evidence for each clue completed
You will receive a reply letting you know how many points your team has been awarded. The leaderboard will be updated weekly. 

Health and Safety
  • Maintain 6-foot distance between your team and other park visitors.
  • If a park you go to is crowded, try one of the other clues and come back later when it is less busy.
  • Keep the scavenger hunting to you and your household.  Meeting with other teams or friends is an unnecessary risk.  
  • Avoid touching objects, sitting on benches, or having contact with potentially contaminated surfaces.
  • Wash your hands after your adventure.
 Questions? Please submit all questions to
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