At Police Point Park, workers there have been finding lots of painted rocks in Police Point. And they are popping up all over town. Now is your chance to get involved in this new activity. Creativity and exploring come together, along with a great way to get everyone outside.
What are painted rocks? People of all ages are painting small rocks, about egg size or smaller. Some are simply colourful and sparkly, and some are intricate works of art. These little painted rocks are hidden along trails and in our parks for anyone to find. When you find one, you are asked to take a picture of it, post that on the Facebook group “Medicine Hat Rocks”, and hide it somewhere new. Some children may want to keep a couple favorite ones. As long as they are being enjoyed, the artists are happy.
The Interpretive Program is planning a delightful morning of painting rocks. We would like anyone who is planning to take part in our "Painting Rocks Rocks!" event to call down to the Nature Centre. We will be purchasing supplies and it would be helpful to know about how many people will be attending. Everyone is welcome to come on down to Police Point Park and enjoy fellowship of painters, seekers or hiders! This is a time for friends and family to come get colorful together.
Rock Painting will be from 10 a.m. to noon, as long as our supplies last. Donations to cover costs will be very welcome.
Also, June 8 there is a sighting adventure walk with guest expert and naturalist Dave McKenzie as there will be a hunt for varieties of butterflies. Meet at the Nature Centre at 2 p.m.
Additional information about this and other upcoming events is available through our website (www.natureline.info) or on Facebook (policepointpark). Phone the Nature Centre’s Nature Line at (403) 529-6225 during regular business hours – Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM all year long.