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2020 - Spotlight - Parks & Rec

Posted on: September 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation invites residents to hunt for painted rocks

Kids at school lunch table painting rocks

PHOTO #1: Children paint rocks provided by Parks & Recreation during an after-school program hosted by the YMCA of the Golden Crescent at Aloe Elementary School.

PHOTO #2: Residents can visit the Parks & Recreation office, 532 McCright Drive, to paint rocks to be used in the new Victoria P&R Rocks program.

PHOTO #3: A collage at the Parks & Recreation office, 532 McCright Drive, features photos of painted rocks that residents can use as inspiration when designing their own creations.

Residents can enjoy wellness activities, express their creativity and explore Victoria’s parks for a chance to win a T-shirt as part of Parks & Recreation’s newest project, Victoria P&R Rocks.

A table lined with craft paints and paintbrushesVisitors to Riverside Park and other City parks may encounter colorful painted rocks bearing the Parks & Recreation logo. Each rock is marked with a different task designed to promote mental wellness. For example, the finder might be instructed to list five things for which they are grateful or pay someone a compliment.

After completing the task, the finder can exchange the rock for a free T-shirt at the Parks & Recreation office, 532 McCright Drive, or simply leave it in the park for others to find. 

A collage of rocks painted to look like animals, objects, emojis and characters.Residents are invited to post photos of their rocks on social media and tag Parks & Recreation at Victoria Parks and Recreation on Facebook or @victoriaparks_rec on Instagram.

The program uses rocks that were painted by children in local after-school programs and recreation coordinator Jenna Bothell. Residents can also visit the Parks & Recreation office, 532 McCright Drive, to paint their own rocks to be hidden in the parks.

For more information about Parks & Recreation programs, visit or call 361-485-3200.

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