NEARLY 5000 people have joined a game of hide and seek in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Mariginiup resident Connie Sirmans said she first noticed her family in New Zealand getting involved in a game where people paint rocks then go to their local park to hide them.
“I queried it and it turns out this craze started in Port Angeles, Washington, and has spread from there,” she said.
“I thought the premise of encouraging creativity, community spirit and enjoyment of the great outdoors was fantastic so I bought a bag of rocks and got to painting.
“I started a Facebook group in January and things have escalated from there.”
Ms Sirmans said the premise of the NOR Rocks group was “simple”.
“We aim to spread a little joy to our community by decorating rocks and hiding them in parks and playgrounds for others to find,” she said.
“The finders are welcome to re-hide the rocks for others to find, relocate the rock to another park or keep it.
“Of course it is always appreciated by the painter when a picture or comment is posted on our group page when one is found.”
She said it was “great to see the community spirit that is growing” in the Facebook group, with new members joining every day.