Hop to It at an Egg Hunt at Your Local Park

3/6/2013
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The Chicago Park District hops to it this spring by hosting dozens of egg hunts, including one for dogs and another with flashlights, March 14-30 at citywide parks.  Most events will feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities with the bunny.  Some activities may require pre-registration due to limited space.  Many programs are admission free or have nominal entrance fees.  Participants should call the individual parks for additional information.

One of this year’s highlights is the 10th annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza at Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., the largest admission-free candy grab in Chicago, Saturday, March 23, presented by Dominick’s.

Click here to watch a video about egg hunts.  Following are a few highlights:

Bunny Bonanza
Thursday, March 14
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., 312-742-7511
Admission $6; recommended for ages 1-6

Brunch with the Bunny
Thursday, March 21
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-685-3382
Space is limited; please call park for openings
Admission $10; recommended for ages 6 and under

Flashlight Egg Hunt
Friday, March 22
7-9 p.m.
Donovan Playground Park, 3620 S. Lituanica Ave., 312-747-6111
Admission $3; recommended for ages 3-10
Bring your own flashlight and basket.

2013 Spring Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, March 23
Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., 312-235-7162
8:30 – 10 a.m. Ticketed brunch in the United Club.
• Admission to the breakfast is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children under age 10, and free for children under age 3 with a paying adult. 
• Reservations are mandatory for breakfast and must be made by Friday, March 22 by calling 312-235-7162.
9 a.m. Admission free festival begins.
10 a.m. Admission-free candy grab on the field.

Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., 312-747-6012
Admission $10; all ages

Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St., 312-746-5369
Admission $2; recommended for ages 3-12

Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave., 312-742-7554
Admission $2; recommended for ages 2-5

Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 24
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bosley Park Playground, 3044 S. Bonfield St., 312-747-6026
Admission free; recommended for ages 3-7

Egg Hunt
Wednesday, March 27
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Ave., 773-631-6861
Admission $5; recommended for ages 5 and under

Bunny Holiday Festival
Thursday, March 28
4 – 6 p.m.
Altgeld Park, 515 S. Washtenaw Ave., 312-746-5001
Admission $2; recommended for ages 5-11

Hip Hop House Holiday
Thursday, March 28
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Taylor Park, 39 W. 47th St., 312-747-6728
Admission free; recommended for all ages

Lunch with the Bunny
Thursday, March 28
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St., 773-229-1032
Admission $12 for children includes activities and lunch, $6 for adults

Egg Hunt
Friday, March 29
4 – 6 p.m.
Taylor-Lauridsen Playground Park, 704 W. 42nd St., 312-747-6729
Admission free; recommended for ages 3-12

Meet the Bunny
Friday, March 29
12 – 2 p.m.
Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St., 312-747-6027
Admission $1; recommended for ages 6-12

Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., 312-742-7553
Admission free; recommended for all ages

Mr. Hippity Hop
Saturday, March 30
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., 773-262-8605
Admission free; recommended for ages 4 and under

10th Annual Doggie Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave., 773-478-3499
Admission $10 per dog; participants must be at least 18 years of age
Dogs will hunt for treat-filled eggs, receive a bandana and join in the bonnet parade.  Photos with the bunny will be available for purchase.  Dogs must be kept on a leash, and owners must stay with their dogs at all times.
 


 

 

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