Easter egg hunts, for kids and dogs, set for Saturday

photo by: Richard Gwin

In this file photo from March 26, 2016, Layton Kaul, of Lawrence, picks up a selection of eggs at the city's annual Easter Egg hunt in South Park.

Several opportunities are available to hunt Easter eggs Saturday around Lawrence.

Saturday will begin with a special egg hunt just for dogs. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St. The hunt will begin at 9 a.m. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and owners must clean up after them.

The dog event is sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation and the Lawrence Humane Society, with a portion of each registration fee going toward the Humane Society. Each dog is allowed to hunt for one egg that is filled with dog treats. Pre-registration is required by April 17. The cost is $10. People can enroll their dogs online or over the phone by calling 785-832-7940.

Roll with Dole

This is the fourth year that the Dole Institute of Politics has hosted an Easter egg roll, inspired by the White House Easter egg roll, which is held every year on the White House lawn.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, with story time sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library, followed by an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Two other egg hunts are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The event ends at noon.

There will be an egg roll with a long-handled spoon, refreshments, special crafts and an Easter-themed photo area. Plus, there will be a corral filled with bunnies for children to pet. For more information, go to doleinstitute.org/

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Lawrence Parks and Recreation will host its annual free egg hunt from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the west side of South Park. Children ages 3 through 12 will be allowed to collect five colored eggs. They must check in prior to the hunt; however, no pre-registration is necessary. Other activities will be available for children to participate in before and after the hunt. The event is co-sponsored by McDonald’s. For more information, call 785- 832-7940.

Underwater Eggstravaganza

Be on the lookout for the golden egg and the Easter Bunny during the poolwide egg hunt at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.

The event, sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation, begins at noon Saturday with springtime crafts for the kids. The hunt starts at 12:30 p.m. Kids ages 2 to 12 can collect eggs. After the hunt, everyone can stay and swim.

The cost of the event is $7. Pre-registration is required by April 17 for those planning to do crafts. However, people can pay the day of the event if they are only going to participate in the egg hunt and swimming. Enroll on the city’s website.


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