Medallion Hunt

The 2019 medallion has been found! Congratulations to Mike Thorud who found it by the dock at Lake Susan Park. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Medallion Hunt Rules
  1. The medallion will be hidden in a Chanhassen City-owned park. These spaces are open to the public from 6am-10pm so please search during these normal park hours.
  2. Search but do not destroy or damage any property. The City of Chanhassen reserves the right to discontinue the hunt if the property becomes damaged. The medallion will not be hidden underground or under any skating surface; nor will it be hidden at a height requiring special equipment to find it. A shovel may be useful if it is buried in the snow, but a metal detector is not needed as the medallion is acrylic.
  3. Clue #1 will be posted on Monday, January 28 at 9am. New clues will be posted daily at 9am on the City of Chanhassen Park & Recreation website at The last clue will be posted on Friday, February 1 at 9am. Follow the city's Facebook page or Twitter account for daily notices and reminders about the medallion hunt.
  4. If the medallion is not found by 4pm on Friday, February 1, the City of Chanhassen reserves the right to discontinue the hunt and donate the prize to a local charity. The prize must be claimed by 4:30 pm on Monday, February 4 at Chanhassen City Hall.
  5. All participants agree that the City of Chanhassen and its medallion hunt partners and sponsors will have no liability and will be held harmless by participants for any injuries, losses, or damages sustained while participating in the medallion hunt.
  6. Employees of the City of Chanhassen and medallion hunt organizers and immediate family members are not eligible to win.

Medallion Hunt Prize Pack

Valued at over $500
  • $250 gift certificate to The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center
  • Dinner and show for two at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • $25 gift certificate to Houlihan's
  • Four sandwiches at Chick-Fil-A
  • Two value baskets, two sundaes, and two kid's meals at Culver's

Clue #1

Don't let the cold scare you away
Go outside, have some fun and play!
Feb Fest is a time to embrace nature's chill
Come on everybody! It'll be such a thrill!

Meaning: it's located outside

Clue #2

Take a bike, a scooter, or even a car
Don't worry you won't have to go very far.
Oh how it would be such a great surprise
To catch the early morning sunrise!

Meaning: It is on the east side of town

Clue #3

The medallion is hidden where we have the most fun
Is great in the cold, but best in hot sun
There's lots of activities to be explored
It is a place you will never be bored

Meaning: It's in a park that has a large variety of amenities and activities

Clue #4

1st is the worst, 2nd is best
56 and 57 were the years most impressed

Meaning: Susan was the 2nd most popular name in 1956 and 1957