This weekend, smiles will brighten the face of Tallahassee kids as they search for coveted prizes during the City’s annual Easter Egg Hunts.
On Saturday, April 15, the Egg-straordinary Easter Egg Hunt, which is designed for children with special needs, will take place from 1-4 p.m. at Messer Park, 2830 Jackson Bluff Road. Sessions for children with differing abilities will be held throughout the afternoon.
The first session officially starts at 1:30 p.m. and is open to all children. This is a fun time for children with a range of abilities and their siblings to enjoy the hunt together. Another session will begin at 2:30 p.m. for children with visual impairments and those who use wheelchairs. Children with visual impairments will be able to find eggs using their ears, while children in wheelchairs will be able to find magnetic eggs. The last session at 3:30 p.m. will be for children who have sensory issues and prefer to hunt Easter Eggs in a quiet, calm environment.
“Easter is a special time for many families in our community,” Mayor Andrew Gillum said. “The Egg-straordinary Easter Egg Hunt continues to be an inclusive and family-friendly event, and as it continues to grow and engage more of Tallahassee, even more memories will be made.”
At the egg hunt on Saturday, children will also enjoy bounce houses, crafts tables and refreshments. To volunteer or pre-register your child for the second annual Egg-straordinary Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Allison Behrman at 891-3885 or [email protected].
The following day, Sunday, April 16, the City will host the 58th annual Easter Egg Hunt in Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive. From 1-3 p.m., families will enjoy an egg-citing afternoon complete with games, crafts and music. The egg hunt begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. Children participating in the Easter Egg Hunt should bring their own baskets, bags, etc.
Both egg hunts are free and open to the public. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available beginning at 1 p.m. at both events.
These events are some of the many family-friendly activities hosted each year through the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information, please call 891-3866 or visit Talgov.com/parks. You can also stay up-to-date with all things PRNA by liking the official Facebook Page at Facebook.com/COTParks or by following @COTParks on Twitter.