Full day of events planned for Saturday

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has a myriad of events planned for Saturday, April 20, in Lawrence.

The day will begin with a Pooch Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at 9 a.m. on the west side of South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St. Check in for this event will begin at 8:30 a.m. for those registered. We will not be able to accept walk-up registrations for this event. After the conclusion of the Pooch Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. there will be an hour break before the start of the Earth Day Parade and Celebration. The parade will begin at Eighth and Massachusetts streets at 11 a.m. and conclude on the east side of South Park at 11:30 a.m., where the celebration will begin. The celebration, free to the public, contains more than 50 exhibitors, as well as live music, free yoga and food vendors. The event will conclude at 4 p.m. For more information, please visit http://lawrenceks.org/earth-day/.

There will also be an Underwater Eggstravaganza at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4709 Overland Dr., running from noon to 12:45 p.m. Those who have not yet registered will be charged $7 the day of the event but will not be able to participate in the craft making. The egg hunt will begin at 12:30 p.m. sharp. The event will conclude at 12:45 p.m., but the fee covers swimming for the remainder of the day.

Finally, LPRD is hosting the Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza 1-3 p.m. on the west side of South Park. This event is free to the public and open to children three years-old 12 years-old. The egg hunt festivities will also include a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Lawrence Transit is offering free bus rides all day on April 20. Due to the congestion of downtown events, it is strongly recommended that this is used as a primary mode of transportation. To find out more about bus routes, please visit http://lawrencetransit.org/routes.

For more information on the egg hunts, please contact Duane Peterson, special events/facilities operations supervisor, dpeterson@lawrenceks.org, (785) 832-7940.

For more information about Earth Day, please contact Caleb Hull, marketing division intern, chull@lawrenceks.org, (785) 832-3450.