Dublin Arts Council has commissioned the creation of RiverboxesTM, 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.
Community 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.
For more information on how to get started with your riverboxing adventures, click here.
Riverboxes Etiquette and Disclaimer: Riverboxes are works of public art, created for the enjoyment of all. Please respect the artworks, the journals and ink stamps by carefully replacing the Riverbox contents and securing the enclosure for the next explorer to discover. Riverboxes are located in natural environments. We encourage you to spend time with each, enjoying the lovely surroundings. Please respect the flora and fauna of the Riverboxes’ environment and leave them as you found them. Letterboxing enthusiasts often replace leaves or pebbles around their “find” so that the next searcher will also be able to enjoy the experience of discovery.
Riverboxes are found outdoors, often near water environments, and your search carries the risk of unforeseen hazards. As weather and terrain conditions may vary, it is the responsibility of Riverbox explorers to adequately prepare for the search and conduct themselves with respect to safety and personal abilities and limitations.
Do not let children search for Riverboxes unsupervised.
By utilizing Riverbox clues, the searcher acknowledges the potential risk of the search and accepts responsibility for their own actions, holding harmless Dublin Arts Council and Riverbox supporters.