North Neighborhood Park (AKA North Lynnwood Park) is a super-tiny 1:1,000-scale flat and open park. It is the definition of a very beginner park where young elementary school kids can’t get lost, and also an example of a suitable challenge for a beginner mapper’s first map.


This venue features a permanent course, which you can do at any time! To try it out, print the PDF map and control descriptions below (or simply open them on your smart phone), read the instructions on the permanent course page, and have fun!

  1. Print/view the map
  2. Print/view the control description
  3. Learn the basics on the Permanent Course page

Please notify Jim Siscel if you observe any damaged or missing markers.

To find more venues with permanent courses, visit the Map of Maps page, where each permanent course is marked by a yellow pin.

Note: Samples of the map are provided here for educational purposes only; the map shown here is not kept up-to-date.

The purpose of providing these navigational and physical ratings below is to provide greater context for how challenging an orienteering course at this venue might be. For example, an advanced-level course at a local city park will be easier to complete than an advanced-level course in the mountains.

Navigational Challenge Rating: 1

Completely open, with all features in plain sight.

Physical Challenge Rating: 1

Flat, with mowed grass. Easily stroller-capable.