Clue round 2 art

Citrus County Parks and Recreation announces a second round of the popular Clue in the Parks game — our own version of Clue!

Like the classic board game that includes Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlett and the Rev. Green, our local parks version of Clue is a whodunnit murder mystery game. However, instead of the usual suspects, Parks and Recreation staff are potentially guilty. (Don’t worry, it’s all make believe and you can take your kids out to enjoy the fun!)

The victim is the evil Dr. Covid, responsible for the pandemic and ruining play time and sports in the parks this summer. This second week of the game is going on now and ends Tuesday, Sept. 22. Clues are placed in new locations for this second week of the game.

Local citizen “detectives” walk the paved sidewalks and search high and low for laminated paper clues along the way. Clues are posted in four different parks and a total of four to five clues can be found at each park. Once all clues are found, investigators submit their answer, identifying the suspect, murder weapon and location of the crime to Citrus County Parks and Recreation by email.

The first three detectives to submit the correct answers will win gift cards to local Mexican restaurant Los Magueyes and local ice cream shop What’s the Scoop.

These clues are hidden in:

1. Central Ridge Community Park at 952 Lake Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills;

2. Central Ridge District Park at 6905 N. Lecanto Highway, Beverly Hills;

3. Holden Community Park at 4229 S. Rainbow Drive, Inverness;

4. Homosassa Area Recreation Park at 4210 S. Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa.

“Staff learned about this idea from a Parks and Recreation Department who created it in Bluffton, Indiana, and shared information with a national circuit of Parks and Recreation professionals,” said Recreation Program Specialist Andrea Cuccaro. “We’re excited to try it in Citrus County and appreciate the support of Los Magueyes and What’s the Scoop for donating gift cards to entice more people to join in the fun.”

Go to the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Facebook page for more information at www.facebook.com/citruscountyparks, or call 352-527-7540.