DES MOINES, Iowa — Easter may be on Sunday, but Saturday is the day to hunt for those eggs and candy.
Walnut Creek is hosting a less-traditional hunt called “Cache In Trash Out Creek Clean-up.” You and your family can hunt for hidden prizes while picking up trash along Walnut Creek. Some of the prizes include boat rentals, shelter rentals, and family swim packs. The City of Des Moines will provide clean-up supplies and refreshments.
Jen Fletcher with the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department says events like this make a big difference in the community. In 2014, volunteers contributed more than $300,000 worth of work to the parks. “It’s huge we had 1,600 volunteers come out last year all across the park so they help us get to projects that we couldn’t get to with the limited resources that we have. So again we’re very fortunate. We love our volunteers and we’ll always take more,” said Fletcher.
“Cache In Trash Out Creek Clean-up” runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Families can park in the Pal Joey’s parking lot at 6224 Grand Avenue.
Other Easter Egg Hunts:
From 9 a.m. to noon families can visit Living History Farms. Admission includes horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and egg & toy hunts. Admission is $6.50 at the door. For more info: www.LHF.org/Easter
Blank Park Zoo and Ankeny’s Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center will have more than 12,000 Easter eggs during their morning hunts. Both are also getting a visit from the Easter bunny. Blank Park Zoo opens at 10 a.m. Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center’s hunt starts at 10:30 a.m.
Mothers Against Violence will host its second annual Easter egg hunt from 2-5 p.m. at Evelyn Davis Park. There will also be a bike give-a-way, food, and a performance from the Isserettes. This event is free to the public.
Indianola is hosting an Easter event at National Balloon Classic Field from 4-6 p.m. The event will feature face painters, a petting zoo, and at 5 p.m. pilots will drop 10,000 Easter Eggs from hot-air-balloons. For more info: indianolaeggdrop.com/#schedule