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How hard are the puzzles?

Puzzles are intentionally set at different levels of difficulty. They are meant to be challenging, but should be solvable as a family or with a group. Help each other and be kind as you solve. Have fun!


What if I get stuck?

Try to persevere through the challenges first. If you get really stuck, feel free to find the hints page or reach out to us with any questions. 


What age is this for?

This puzzle hunt is open to every member of the community! If done in groups, these puzzles can be fun for people at any age. 


How do I get the puzzles?

You can view/download/print from If you don't have a printer, Fairfax County Libraries offer printing for 15 cents a page. Or you can go to your local schools to get them printed.

Can I solve with friends?

Absolutely! These puzzles are designed to solve with other people. Do them with family, friends, or join in with someone you meet along the way.


What will I need to solve the puzzles?

All of the puzzles can be downloaded and printed. You will likely need a pencil(s). Some puzzles may require scissors and tape. Ask friends/family for help and/or feel free to use the internet to search for information to help solve the puzzles. 

Where can I find the answers to the puzzles?

This is a contest! Answers will not be available until after the hunt is over. Feel free to check our hints page if you're stuck. And email us after the hunt if you still need answers.


How do I get to the locations?

You can walk, bike, scooter, rollerblade, skip, hop, drive, or any other safe way to visit the parks. The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals tried to find locations that are easy to access. When you are at the locations, be sure to explore and enjoy the amazing parks in the county.

Search for Fairfax County Park Authority locations Park Amenity Locator | Park Authority (

How do I enter to win prizes? 

At the end of the hunt, you can enter each region's final answer and the meta puzzle answer at Prizes will be awarded after the Puzzle Hunt ends.

Where can I find more puzzle hunts?

Solving Fun Puzzle Hunts are in multiple cities around the US. To find more, visit We'd love to create a puzzle hunt for your community, corporate events, celebrations, or however you see fit. Please email us for more information at

How long will the clues be up?

If you just started, don't worry. The puzzles, hints, and clues will stay up through the summer.

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We hope you love our Puzzle Hunts. If you are having fun solving, check out our other puzzle products or email us to create a custom hunt for you. 

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