Hazelwood Offers a Trifecta of Easter Fun For Adults, Canines & Children

The City of Hazelwood is offering three ways to celebrate Easter in 2013.  The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation is hosting its 8th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt on March 22, a Hunt for the Hounds on March 23, and an Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30.  All three events will be held at White Birch Park, 1186 Teson Road.  They are open to the general public, not just Hazelwood residents


Adults, age 21 and over, can feel young again hunting for Easter eggs at their own party on Friday, March 22.  They are welcome to bring their own beverages, coolers, lawn chairs, and blankets.  Then stake out a place in the park where they can enjoy the festivities.  As a friendly reminder, no glass containers are allowed at White Birch Park.

Registration begins at 7 pm with the actual egg hunt starting at 8.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person at the Hazelwood Community Center and Civic Center East.  A limited number of them will be available until March 17 or until they’re sold out.  Everyone on the hunt grounds must have a ticket to turn in with the prize eggs they find.

Thousands of Easter eggs will be hidden throughout White Birch Park.  Since the hunt begins after sun down, participants are reminded to bring a flashlight and a container to put their eggs in.  Some of them will contain impressive prizes such as household items, electronics, and the latest and most popular CDs/DVDs.  Other major prizes that participants might win include an adult bike, a Weber barbeque grill, a beer can cooler, and a Craftman’s tool kit. Plus, there will be a variety of small fun prizes.

The program finale is a spectacular fireworks display.  Radio ads will be aired on

Y 98 FM to help draw a big crowd, so hurry and get your tickets now before they’re all gone.  The event will go on rain or shine.


Hazelwood is including “Man’s Best Friend” in the Easter equation by hosting a “Hunt for the Hounds” on Saturday, March 23, at White Birch Park.  Starting time is 10:30 am.  Admission fee is $12 per pet.  People are encouraged to bring their four-legged family members and have their canines search for eggs filled with doggie treats and prizes.  In addition, the event features giveaways, prizes and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.  Canine participants must be kept on a lead and under control.  No retractable leads please.  Registration is limited.


This is Hazelwood’s biggest and most popular Easter event of the year, scheduled for Saturday, March 30.  Hundreds of children, age 10 and under, show up to hunt for Easter eggs in five different areas according to these age groups: Under 24 months; Ages 2-3; Ages 4-5; Ages 6-7; and Ages 8-10.

Admission is free. Starting time is precisely at 10 am.  In addition to the traditional hunt finding thousands of eggs hidden in White Birch Park, kids will be able to enter a raffle for a giveaway of one boy bike and one girl bike in each age group, as well as meet the Easter Bunny for candy and photo opportunities.

Immediately afterwards, the Piwacket Children’s Theater will present “Duck Ugly,” a story about acceptance, in the Community Center’s gymnasium.

For more information on any of these Easter events, contact the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at (314) 731-0980 or visit the City’s website at www.hazelwoodmo.org

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