Spring has arrived and in only one short week, Minneapolis children and their families will be in for a treat. Similarly to previous years, this March and April their favorite springtime hero, the Easter bunny, will be hopping through several of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s public parks hiding eggs and candy for children of the twin cities area and arranging for an array of outdoor delight for young and old.
The Pajama Bunny Hop
Beginning on Friday, March 30 with an evening Pajama Bunny Hop in Lynnhurst Park, located at Minnehaha Parkway and West 50th Street, children may participate in a series of fun events leading up to Easter weekend. The Pajama Bunny Hop is held from 6 to 8 pm and encourages children ages 1 to 10 years to don their favorite pajamas while playing games, participating in crafts or face painting, or meeting the Easter bunny. Parents may reserve a spot for $ 5 by pre-registering their children by contacting Dawn Summers at [email protected] Parking is available at the park or the Lynnhurst Recreation Center.
The Annual Spring Egg Hunt
A free Spring Egg Hunt is held Saturday, March 31 at Kenwood Park, located at Logan Avenue South and Mt. Curve Boulevard, from 10 to 11:30 am. Children ages 2 to 8 years may bring their own baskets and will be divided into small groups by age to join in the search for colorful eggs. Afterwards, Peter Rabbit will grace participants with his presence and children will have the opportunity to partake in crafts, have their faces painted, and receive a donut snack. No pre-registration is necessary.
The Spring Fling
The entire family is invited to visit the Spring Fling held at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at Nicollet Avenue and 40th Street, from 10 to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 7. Children of all ages will compete to hunt for eggs that contain small prizes and get to meet adorable animals of a petting zoo. A limited supply of refreshments will be made available to attendants. Entry fee is $ 2 per child.
The Great Egg Crawl and Bunny Brunch
Activities continue on April 7 at Sibley park where the Great Egg Crawl and Bunny Brunch will be in full swing starting at 10 am. This progressive Easter event will offer a free brunch, Easter egg hunt, and other activities beginning at Sibley Park and then commencing to Corcoran and Powderhorn park for additional games and activities. Older children may especially take pleasure in this fun-filled day.
The Minne-Hop-Hop Egg Hunt
Minnehaha Park, located at Hiawatha Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway, will conduct the Minne-Hop-Hop Egg Hunt on April 7 from 10:30 am to noon for children and their families. Participants will have the opportunity to search for Easter eggs, interact with live animals, create a fun spring-time craft, or have their faces painted. Those excited to see the Easter bunny will be able to have their picture taken with this furry visitor. Children may also participate in moonwalks and receive a snack. Entry fee is $ 2 per person.
Additional Easter event and pre-registration information may be requested from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.