January 21st, 2021, is National Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Celebrate this cute, determined, resourceful, acrobatic, curious, and infuriating mammal with Durham Parks and Recreation.
Durham Parks and Recreation’s mascot is Parkson Rex, who is an Easter Gray Squirrel. His adoptive parents are the former DPR mascots, Earl and Pearl.
Durham Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Squirrel Day with several special activities.
Surprise Park Prize Pack Hunt
As long as the weather cooperates, Parkson and his favorite pals are hiding DPR Prize Packs at some of his favorite Durham parks on January 21st. These prize packs include a stuffed animal squirrel, chalk, coloring page and more! DPR will be sharing hints and clues on their social media channels throughout the day! Once you find a DPR Prize Pack, take a quick selfie and let us know you won by reaching out to them on social media using their handle @dprplaymore.
‘Where’s Parkson’ Website Scavenger Hunt
Pull out your magnifying glass and get ready to go on a virtual scavenger hunt! Parkson Rex is hiding throughout DPR’s website. Can you find all the pages he’s hiding on!? Submit the number of Parkson’s you found in this form for a chance to win a DPR Prize Pack. The scavenger hunt officially starts on Friday, January 15th and will end on Thursday, January 21st. A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted with the information provided in the form.
Show DPR Your Squirrel Swag
Time to get a little nutty! Let your creativity go wild! DPR want to see your best squirrel swag, gear, or even a costume! Share a photo with us by tagging us @dprplaymore on social media for your chance to win a DPR Prize Pack. A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted on social media.
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