A Ride in the Park is a checkpoint side mission in Grand Theft Auto III, one of four in the game and a mandatory mission to achieve 100% completion.


This mission is triggered when entering the parked Landstalker near the barn in Belleville Park. It is a checkpoint mission like Patriot Playground and Gripped! There are 12 checkpoints in this mission, which may be collected in any order. A timer starts once you've gone through the first checkpoint. Each checkpoint gives you a 10 second bonus (Total of 120 seconds) to complete the mission.


From the beginning of the mission, pick up the checkpoint on the jetty. Then drive in the water, and hit the sloped checkpoint right, don't hit sideways or your car will flip.

Go south, the 3rd and 4th ones are on the west side of the park. Just drive along the wall. Drive through the toilet where Ray gives you missions, and to the monument in the east side of the park to get 6th.

Reverse, pick up the 7th on the south side of monument.

Go under the bridge from east to west, and climb up to pick up other checkpoints. The last checkpoint is in the south of the park.


  • In the more vertical checkpoints like the one in the island, gain speed and run over it frontally. If you do it diagonally you will lose balance and fall.
  • You may have to try a couple of times to register the 2 checkpoints against the wall, keep moving forwards and in reverse until the game counts them.
  • Drive along the paths to reduce the chance of flipping.


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