Community Interest

Children Invited to County Easter Egg Hunt March 24

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Youth Activity Park (YAP) in Dardenne Prairie, Saturday, March 24! To celebrate his arrival, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several age-specific egg hunts and activities for children of all abilities. This fun-filled program is free, but space is limited and registration required. 

Bring your basket and join us for the YAP Annual Egg Hunt and the third annual EGGstravaganza for children with disABILITIES, co-hosted by the Parks Department and the St. Charles County Police Department. Rain or shine, more than 8,000 candy and toy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the park’s 25-acre facility for the hunts. Each age group is in the hunt for a golden egg, and the lucky discoverer receives the grand prize. Photos with the Easter Bunny and egg-themed games will round out the activities. The Chick-Fil-A Cow also makes a special appearance. Families are encouraged to bring their camera to capture these special moments. 

YAP Annual Egg Hunt

Three age-appropriate hunts begin in the morning:
  •  11 a.m., ages 3 and under
  •  11:30 a.m., ages 4–6
  •  Noon, ages 7–12 

EGGstravaganza for children with disABILITIES

In the afternoon, children with sensory, mobility and visual disabilities are invited to participate in one of four hunts:
  •  1 p.m., children 12 and under with sensory disabilities
  •  1:30 p.m., children 12 and under with mobility disabilities
  •  2 p.m., children 12 and under with visual disabilities
  •  2:30 p.m., children 13 and older with disabilities.

 

Children with mobility equipment will hunt for eggs using magnetic sticks; those with visual disabilities will hunt beeping eggs designed by the St. Charles County Police Bomb Squad and assembled by bomb squad officers and students from the Lutheran High School Robotics Club. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, each child will take home a prize basket donated by Hayleigh’s Helping Hands and a Chick-Fil-A guest card. Batteries Plus Bulbs supplied the batteries for the beeping eggs, Kohl’s 4 Kids and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon are giving away bike helmets, Bahama Buck’s is providing free treat vouchers for children, and members of the St. Charles County Ambulance District and Cornerstone Methodist Church in O’Fallon are assisting with the hunts. 

Don’t miss out on this fun community event! Registration is limited to 100 children per hunt. Participants are encouraged to register by March 17 by calling the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at 636-949-7535 or online at www.stccparks.org