Joplin Parks & Recreation to Host Unique Egg Hunt

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department has added a twist to the traditional egg hunt…hunting in the DARK! Children ages three-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, March 31 sponsored by CiCi’s Pizza and Mercy.

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/child until March 29 at 5:00 pm. If the age group has openings, late registrations will be accepted at $5/child until March 31st at 5:00 pm. 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 three years of age or older to participate for liability reasons. Parents may accompany their three and four-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.

For more information, or to register, please call the Joplin Parks & Recreation office at 417.625.4750 or visit

About Joplin Parks & Recreation

The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department provides quality parks, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Joplin and surrounding communities. Learn more at


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204

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