Dublin Arts Council has commissioned the creation of Riverboxes™, artist-created vessels that are inspired by the hobbies of letterboxing and geocaching which combine map-reading or GPS skills and artistic pursuit with delightful ‘treasure hunts’ in beautiful, scenic places.
Riverboxes contain a unique artist-made stamp, journal and historical and environmental information for visitors to discover in Dublin parks along the banks of or connected to the Scioto River and its tributaries. Clues to the whereabouts of the discreetly installed Riverboxes can be found on this site.
Find all 16 original Riverboxes to earn a geocoin. Find Equal East and Equal West Riverboxes to earn a pathtag.
Download a passport by clicking here.
Participants are encouraged to bring a personal journal and an ink stamp, either handmade or commercially produced, as they search for Riverbox locations. Letterboxing/geocaching hobbyists often mark their journals with the ink stamps discovered at each location, and in turn, imprint the site’s journal with their own ink stamp.
Dublin Arts Council has two new pathtags and a new Dublin Limerick Adventure Lab, launched on International Geocaching Day, Aug. 20, 2022. We’ll be posting information soon about these collectibles, as well as our 2022 Geocoins.
If you’re visiting from out of town, please click here for special hotel discounts.
There are also special discount coupons in the Riverboxes passport for retail and dining.
The Riverboxes project is part of Dublin Arts Council’s Ripple Effect: Artistic Impact of the Scioto River program. Funding and support for Riverboxes has been generously provided by grants from The Dublin Foundation, Honda of America, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., Target and Washington Township. Ongoing support for Dublin Arts Council is received from the City of Dublin’s hotel/motel bed tax endowment, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The City of Dublin Parks and Open Space Department and the Dublin Historical Society have collaborated with Dublin Arts Council in the project’s development.
Dublin Arts Council’s Riverboxes Coordinator is Mandi Strapp. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverboxes on View
Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home Riverbox was created by artist Clare Murry Adams in 2009. It is located in Dublin Springs Park.
House of the Rising Water
House of the Rising Water Riverbox was created by artist Helma Groot in 2009.
Ghost Tree Sprout
Ghost Tree Riverbox was originally created by artist Angelica Pozo in 2007. When the tree in which the artwork was placed became diseased and was removed, Pozo created Ghost Tree Sprout Riverbox, which was installed in 2010.
Big Turtle Riverbox was created by artist Margaret McAdams in 2007 and is located in Scioto Park.
Vigilant Vegetation II
Vigilant Vegetation Riverbox, created by Jean Magdich in 2007, can be found in Dublin Kiwanis Riverway Park.
Riverbox of the Sun
Riverbox of the Sun was created by Ron Hirschi, Mary Sheridan, and participants in Dublin Arts Council Summer Teacher Institute in 2007.
All 18 Riverboxes are currently on view
If you spot damage or missing contents, please email Dublin Arts Council’s Riverboxes Coordinator, Mandi Strapp, email@example.com.