Joplin Parks & Recreation Offers Flashlight Egg Hunt

Bring a Flashlight to this Unique Egg Hunt!

Joplin, MO (3/21/2022) – The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department has added a twist to the traditional egg hunt… hunting in the DARK! Children ages 3-10 are invited to hop on over to the Gene Bassman Softball Complex, located within the Joplin Athletic Complex, and participate in the Department’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 8 sponsored by CiCis Pizza.

Over 10,000 eggs will be scattered on four softball fields, with different ages hunting on different fields.  Children will need to bring a flashlight and container to collect eggs. After the Hunt, children will trade their eggs for a goody bag filled with Easter favorites!

This event is limited to the first 60 children in each age group. The cost is $3 per child until April 6. If the age group has openings, late registrations will be accepted at $5 per child. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted.

Check-in will begin at 7:45 pm, with the first hunt beginning at 8:30 pm. Children must be 3 years of age or older to participate for liability reasons. Parents may accompany their 3 and 4-year-olds during the hunt but are discouraged from picking up the eggs. For older ages, the department is asking parents to stay on the sidelines to keep the hunt fair and enjoyable to all participants.

Joplin Parks and Recreation programs are open to all Four-States residents. For more information, or to register, please visit or call 417.625.4750.


Joplin Parks and Recreation Department

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