Egg hunt to be held for pups in the park

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual egg hunt for dogs in historic South Park.

The Pooch Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza will be held in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St., from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Each dog will be allowed to hunt a limited number of eggs that are filled with dog treats. Once they find the egg and claim it with their nose, owners can pick up the egg with a treat in them.

Check-in for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the hunt will begin at 9 a.m. All dogs are required to have current vaccinations. Register each dog separately. The Lawrence Humane Society is providing the treats and support for the event. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per dog.

To register online, visit: or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information contact Duane Peterson, special events/facilities operations supervisor,, (785) 832-7940.