Treasure in our towns

NEAABE111028d1'digging: Broxtowe Mayor Jacky Williams and Dave Wadsley from Broxtowe Borough Council dig in Hall Om Wong Park to hide the treasure.
NEAABE111028d1'digging: Broxtowe Mayor Jacky Williams and Dave Wadsley from Broxtowe Borough Council dig in Hall Om Wong Park to hide the treasure.

BOTH EASTWOOD’s Coronation Park and Kimberley’s Hall Om Wong Recreation Ground have become part of an international treasure hunt craze.

Broxtowe Mayor Jacky Williams visited the parks with Broxtowe Borough Council worker Dave Wadsley, to bury ‘geocache’ containers.

Geocaching involves planting containers in parks that high-tech treasure hunters can then find.

They contain pens and log books for treasure hunters to sign – and some contain small toys and trinkets that the geocacher can exchange for something of equal value.

Worldwide there are over 1.5 million active geocaches and over 5 million treasure hunters who take part in geocaching. More than 100 caches are already established in Broxtowe.

The coordinates of each geocache can be found at www.geocaching.com.