Egg hunts in Batavia to treat kids and dogs

Easter events on their way

The Batavia Park District will present a free Easter Egg Hunt on March 24, with a Doggie Egg Hunt also offered that day. [Swipe left for additional photo.][]

BATAVIA – A free egg hunt for children and a special egg hunt for dogs will be presented by the Batavia Park District on March 24 at West Main Community Park.

Families may bring baskets to the Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at the park at 40W101 W. Main St., Batavia. The staff will divide kids into age groups at 9:45 a.m. and the hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. There will be special prize eggs in each age section to win Easter goodie baskets. People are encouraged to arrive early to take a photo with the Easter Bunny.

In the spirit of the event, people are asked to bring a nonperishable food item or paper product to be donated to the Batavia Food Pantry. The Easter Egg Hunt will be held rain or shine.

A separate event invites dogs to hunt for treat-filled eggs at 11:30 a.m. at the Bark Park at West Main Community Park. At the seventh annual Doggie Egg Hunt, special prize eggs will be hidden throughout the Bark Park.

Registration for the Doggie Egg Hunt will begin on-site at 11 a.m. and owners are invited to arrive early or stick around afterward to browse a variety of pet-friendly booths. The cost is $10 per dog and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Anderson Animal Shelter. Representatives from the shelter will be on hand to answer questions, and adoptable dogs will be on-site, depending on weather and availability.

Dogs must be leashed during the event, but owners afterward may let their dogs run off leash in the 3-acre, fenced-in Bark Park. People should bring a basket for the treats.

The event is presented in cooperation with the Batavia Animal Clinic and Rover.com and sponsored by Redfin and Pet Life Today.

For more information on the Easter events, call 630-879-5235 or visit bataviaparks.org.