CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There was an exciting event at the IX Art Park on Saturday afternoon as it hosted its first-ever puzzle hunt.

There were clues hidden throughout downtown Charlottesville and the park itself.

Couples, families, and everyone had multiple intricate puzzles to try to solve on Saturday afternoon.

The idea came from the Post-Hunt, which took place in Washington D.C. Organizers loved the idea and wanted to Charlottesville area to experience the fun.

“We thought it would be perfect for Charlottesville given the downtown,” said puzzle smith, Emily Patterson. 

There were three prizes given to first, second, and third place, with items and gift cards worth more than $300, all donated from local businesses. 

“We timed it now, we thought it would be a good way to sort of come back from summer, school starting and everyone’s back in town. Kind of explore downtown and meet some new people. And I don’t know, just something that tickles the brain a little bit,” shared Nathan Moore, General Manager of WTJU radio.

There were people of all ages with their thinking caps on, ready to win some prizes and have some fun. Patterson says the plan is to continue this fun for years to come.