Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery logo with silhouette of an agent

Hello, Agent!

Are you ready to accept your Mission and explore your Santa Clara County Parks in a whole new way? The more Missions you complete, the more prizes you can win!

Agents of Discovery is an educational mobile game where people of all ages can learn about the natural, cultural, and historic resources at parks all around the world.

Engage in various activities at a park, earn points (USBees), complete a “mission” and receive a prize reward. Some missions can be completed at home. A smart phone or tablet is required but the app

is free, and once downloaded, it does not require WiFi or a data connection.  All our missions are available to play in English and Spanish!

For more information on Agents of Discovery visit:

HOW TO PLAY AGENTS OF DISCOVERY:

  • ​​Download the free “Agents of Discovery” app from:
     
    Google Play store icon
    or
     
    App store icon
    as well as the specific missions you want to do, before you visit the parks.
  • Open the app on your smart phone or tablet. Select “Login” if you want to track your progress. You can also play without logging in by just selecting “Missions”.
  • Choose the County Park where you’d like to complete a mission:

​— Hellyer County Park, San Jose
— Martial Cottle County Park, San Jose
— Mount Madonna County Park, Watsonville
— Vasona Lake County Park​, Los Gatos​​

  • ​​Head to the park, click the play icon for the appropriate mission, and begin your adventure!
  • Earn a reward by completing all challenges within a Mission.  Show your completion page to a Parks employee to receive your reward! 

  • Have questions? Can’t find a staff member for a reward? Email us at [email protected]

     to get more information.

  • You can watch this video​ to learn how to use the downloaded app.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AGENTS OF DISCOVERY MISSIONS!

Hellyer Agent of Discovery illustration of a red bird with a long beak

Hellyer County Park

Learn about this park's history, ​local wildlife, and habitat conservation at this mission​.

  • ​Begin your adventure at the playground and follow the paved pathway to search for challenges.
  • Public transit is available within a mile of Hellyer County Park.
  • Fees are required for park entrance.

Mount Madonna Agent of Discovery an illustration of a lizard with a parks hat on its head

Mount Madonna County Park

​Check out the unique flora and fauna of redwood forest ecosystems.

  • Start near the Ranger Station. Head towards the Upper loop trail to find the CA Newt Trail (marked by yellow arrows).  Follow the unpaved trail to search for challenges.
  • Public transit is NOT available to Mount Madonna County Park.
  • Fees are required for park entrance.

Martial Cottle Park agent of discovery an illustration of a crow

Martial Cottle Park

​Discover the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley.

  • ​Begin your adventure at the Visitor Center and follow the paved pathway to search for challenges.
  • Public transit is available within a mile of Martial Cottle Park.
  • Fees are required for park entrance.

Vasona Lake Agent of Discovery an illustration of a goose with a parks hat on it

Vasona Lake County Park

Explore this park's history, local waterfowl species, and freshwater
ecosystems.

  • Start at any of the parking lots and follow the paved pathway to search for challenges.
  • Public transit is available within a mile of Martial Cottle Park.
  • Fees are required for park entrance.​

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