WAYNE, NJ – The COVID Pandemic shut down so much of our daily lives and hit the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department the same way.  They are used to providing a plethora of activities all year round for all ages of Wayne residents.  Unfortunately, all their activities were forced to be canceled, leaving the team in the Department feeling like the rest of us: a little empty.

But will the team at Parks and Rec be stopped by a forced state-wide quarantine?  Of course not!

They’ve come up with something completely unique that is safe and follows strict social distancing guidelines and help to make this summer really fun.

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It’s the Great Goose Chase!

“This is something totally new,” said Tim Roetman, the Director of the Wayne Parks and Rec Department. “It’s a virtual game that families can play together over the course of the next eight weeks. It’s something fun that individuals or teams can do safely in and around their homes or in their neighborhoods.”

The Great Wayne Goose Chase is an app-based game. Individuals or teams/families of any size can sign up for free.

Download the Goose Chase App to your smart phone, create an account, then search The Great Wayne Goose Chase or enter Game Code: DD6XBW (must be capitalized).

Enter the password: ParksandRec2020 to join.

Every Friday for the next eight weeks, seven new missions will be available for teams to attempt to complete. Some require thinking, others require athleticism, while some are goofy and can be completed with some imagination

“The games and activities are going to be varied. They are going to be fun, and educational; for individuals and for families – what we will call a ‘team,’” said Roetman. “It’s an opportunity to learn a few things and to laugh and enjoy time with your family.”

When you take on one of these missions and complete it, post a photo or a video of yourselves with the completed mission. “We want them to be creative,” Roetman said.  “They can do it in any way, shape or form that they want, but we will appreciate their creativity.”

Once the photo or video is posted, the team or individual will receive points for the activity which will be weighted depending on the difficulty of the mission.

“You can start or stop anytime, but at the end, the winning team will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card,” said Roetman. “But really everybody wins because they are going to have fun.”

Games will begin Friday, May 22 and end on Friday, July 24, 2020.

The winning team will be announced Monday, July 27, 2020.

Need more information? Contact Wayne Parks & Recreation at: 973-694-1800 x 3260 or email: recreation@waynetownship.com.

Contest Supported By: Wayne Parks & Recreation and Boys & Girls Club of Northwest NJ-Wayne Unit


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