Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. Search for geocaches in Westfield at!

The City of Westfield adopted a geocaching policy effective March 1, 2011. The purpose of this policy is to provide rules, regulations and guidance for the management of geocaching activities on Westfield Parks and Recreation Department properties. Any person who participates is subject to all Westfield Parks and Recreation rules and regulations. The Westfield Parks and Recreation Department welcomes and encourages geocaching, but it is an activity that requires a permit so that the department staff can monitor the activity within park boundaries and prevent any detrimental impact on the parks themselves, as well as protect the safety of all park visitors.

A person wishing to place a cache within one of the Department's properties must obtain an official geocaching permit before placing the cache. Please review the complete policy for details and specifications before submitting an application. The application should be completed and returned along with pictures of the cache to:

Westfield Parks and Recreation

2728 171st Street

Westfield, IN 46074

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