It’s back: Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

Covington Parks & Rec bringing family fun to Devou

COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s called the Easter Egg Hunt, but we guarantee that your children won’t have to hunt very hard.

Come Saturday morning, the grass around the bandshell in Devou Park will be strewn with thousands (literally) of plastic Easter eggs filled with goodies, and they won’t be difficult to find.

Weather permitting, one of Covington Parks & Rec’s most popular annual traditions will return for the first time since 2019: The free Easter Egg hunt for Covington kids up to age 9, complete with a visit from the Easter Bunny, free photos, and grand prizes.

Parks & Rec Manager Ben Oldiges said the event is long overdue: Concerns about large groups gathering during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2020 and 2021 events to be canceled, and even the 2019 event was hampered by heavy rain.

“We’re excited to bring this back,” Oldiges said. “It’s one of the most popular in-house events we do, and it’s been an annual tradition since at least the ‘80s. We consider this a big step toward normalcy.”

About the event

  • Cost: Free.
  • When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The hunt itself begins at noon.
  • Where: Near the bandshell in Devou Park, on Bandshell Boulevard. For maps in English and Spanish, see MAP.
  • Transportation: TANK will run shuttle buses to the event from M.L. King Jr. Boulevard/12th Street (near the Interstate 71/75 overpass), beginning at 10 a.m.
  • Ages: Covington kids up to age 9, split into three different age groups assigned to different areas.
  • The “loot”: The plastic eggs at the hunt will contain candy and toys, plus one gold-colored goat statue in each age group that will bring a special prize: A water table, youth bike, and hoverboard.
  • The Easter Bunny: Parks & Rec will email you a free picture of your child or children with the Easter Bunny.
  • Pamphlets & info: Some two dozen or more community organizations and groups will have tables at the event to pass out information.
  • Registration: It’s not mandatory, but helpful. See HERE. Registering your family will help Parks & Rec communicate with you via email and/or text about future events, including last-minute schedule changes.
  • Weather: If the weather is terrible (snow, heavy rain or brutal cold), the event will be moved to Sixth District Elementary gym at 1901 Maryland Ave., with the time changed to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Any decision will be made by 9 a.m. and will be published on the Facebook pages of both Parks & Rec and the City (@covparks and @covingtonkygov) and on the City’s website,

For more about Parks & Rec’s programs, activities and events in 2022, see PROGRAM GUIDE.

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