It's not too late to play! The City's first “Parks Puzzler” social media contest began July 17. Every day at 8:30 a.m. a riddle about one of the city’s 34 parks is posted to the Cottage Grove Recreation and Ice Arena Facebook page at

Three clues will be given for each park, each day the clue becomes easier to solve.  Use your wit and knowledge to solve the riddle and determine what park is being described.

Once you know the answer, simply visit the park, get a photo of yourself in the park with the park sign (or the Parks Puzzler sign we've placed in the park), and post it to social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).  Be sure to post the pic on the Cottage Grove Recreation and Ice Arena's Facebook page or "check-in" ( or @cottagegrovemn on Twitter or Instagram so we can see your photo.

Every photo submitted and tagged counts as an entry into the drawing!  The more entries the more chances you have of winning. All of the clues will remain on the Recreation and Ice Arena Facebook page so you can join in at any time.

The winner can choose from:
•    An ice skating party package for eight at the Ice Arena, includes skate rental and public skating ($80 value);
•    Two rounds of golf plus cart at River Oaks Golf Course ($100 value);
•    Four-hour park building rental ($60 value); or
•    Picnic in the park, includes a catered deli sandwich lunch for six at the winner’s favorite park ($60 value)

The contest runs from July 17 to Aug. 25 with three winners drawn at random and announced on Sept. 1.



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