FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) What’s with the Quails?
Well there are a couple of different reasons. Aside from the fact that the California quail is the favorite bird of the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, have you ever noticed how many quails there are in this area? Or more specifically in our parks? Or did you know you can get two extra bonus points for every quail picture your team submits throughout the day? However, a more realistic answer is that we just need a catchy name for this scavenger hunt!
2) Do I really have to go to 200 parks in one day?
Of course not, that would be ridiculous. We only say that because the official “Quail Qlue Book” will have clues that can lead you and your team to every park in the Truckee Meadows. You are going to have to come up with some sort of strategy and figure out which of our many parks you will actually visit.
3) How are we supposed to get around to all these parks?
It’s really up to you, but we would probably suggest either driving or biking. There are going to be some parks pretty far out of town, but there are also plenty of parks close by that you can get to by bicycle. We suppose you can try running to as many parks as you can, but we would recommend finding a trusty minivan to pile your team into. And there will be seperate prizes for those who bike and those who drive, so biking isn't a disadvantage.
4) I don’t know anything about our parks, can I still participate?
Of course you can, that's the whole point! We are fortunate to have so many great parks, trails, and open spaces here in the Truckee Meadows, and one of the points of Quail Quest is to get you out and exploring new ones. We will have varying degrees of clues, some that are fairly easy and could be considered “common knowledge” for residents of Reno and Sparks. But we will also have some very difficult clues that might require some research. It’s up to you to decide which ones to pursue. A smartphone with access to the internet will be very useful in Quail Quest, but not by any means necessary. Remember when you had to be creative in how you looked up information?
Still have unanswered questions?