Easter events slated for Ardmore Regional Park

Ardmore’s children and doggy children can rejoice because this week Ardmore Regional Park will be hosting two Easter egg hunts. The Dog Easter Egg Hunt will be at Regional Dog Park on Wednesday, and the 13th Annual Twilight Easter Eggstravaganza will be at Regional Park’s North Softball Complex on Thursday.

Recreation Supervisor Tes Stewart said the Dog Easter Egg Hunt is a free event. It will begin at 6 p.m. and last for around an hour. There will be two separate egg hunts, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. Every egg will be stuffed with doggy treats. There will also be a costume contest for best dressed dog and the Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance for a doggy photoshoot.

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 the gates will open for the Twilight Easter Eggstravaganza. Stewart said the egg hunts will include four different age divisions: three to four year olds, five to six year olds, seven to eight year olds, and nine to 10 year olds. The first egg hunt of the evening will begin at dusk.

“It seems like we’re starting kind of early because Easter is a bit later this year, so it won’t be getting dark until around 8:30,” Stewart said. “But this will give everybody plenty of time to play the carnival games, plenty of time to bounce in the bounce houses and to eat dinner at the concession stand.”

Stewart said this year there will be 30,000 eggs divided between the four egg hunts.

“Every egg is filled with something and there are a couple of prize eggs in each age division,” Stewart said. 

Assistant Director Alicia Henry said the event costs $2 for every child hunting Easter eggs. Parents and children who will not be hunting for eggs can attend at no cost.

“We’ve been getting a lot of questions on Facebook about kids under the age of three,” Henry said. “They can still come out and participate in all of the activities like the games and the bounce house. There is no charge for them.”

Stewart encouraged participants to come with their baskets and flashlights because the hunt begins when the sun goes down.

“We’ll be making announcements from the bounce house field before every age group begins,” Stewart said. “We do our best to make sure nobody misses anything and everyone has a great time.”