Gurnee Park District News

Tips for “Hoppy” Egg Hunters


Blog Author: Beckie Korzyniewski, CPRP, Special Events Manager | The annual Gurnee Egg Hunt is filled with fun, giving families a way to hop into the spirit of the season. With a non-competitive atmosphere, we look forward to a fun morning with neighbors and our community. Enjoy the memories and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Before heading out to Viking Park on April 13, be sure to double check the tip list below!

Best Time to Arrive
15 - 20 minutes prior to your child's scheduled time

This ensures your family is able to find parking and proper age group for egg hunting. Bunny will be available for photos before and after Egg Hunt times.

Finding the right age group
Follow the signs

Our hunts are divided by age groups, 0-5 years, 5-7 years and 8-10 years.Age divisions will be marked and provide a fun, and safe atmosphere for all egg hunters. Start times are staggered, so you can watch children in multiple groups hunt for eggs.

What to wear

Please be sure to check the forecast prior to attending our event.The event is held outdoors; therefore April temperatures can fluctuate. Check our Rainout Line for the most up-to-date weather related information,

Egg Hunt checklist
Don't forget:

  • basket/bag for eggs 
  • camera or phone 
  • an extra pinch of patience

The details
It is all about the little things 

  • We ask that this event stays for the kids.  Meaning, we ask that adults refrain from entering hunt area, unless special circumstances require it
  • Children will be given an allotted number of eggs they can find
  • Prizes include candy and small toys, depending on what is age appropriate
  • Special prizes are hidden throughout each age group. If you find a number:
    • That number correlates with a prizes such as  bubbles, balls, sidewalk chalk, and slinkies
    • Sponsors, Baxter Credit Union and Goshgarian Orthodontics provide the chance to win additional prizes

Morning Schedule

​9:30 am - 9:45 am
0 - 4 years 
​10:00 am - 10:15 am
​5 - 7 years
​10:30 am - 10:45 am
​8 - 10 years

Afternoon Schedule

​11:00 am - 11:15 am
0 - 4 years 
​11:30 am - 11:45 am
​5 - 7 years
​12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
​8 - 10 years


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