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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Free Egg Hunt for Exceptional Kids

Image of a boy hunting Easter eggs.

The award-winning “Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt” for children with disabilities is returning on Saturday, April 13th.  The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority hosts the annual event that the National Association of County Parks & Recreation Officials awarded the “Removing Barriers Initiative” last year.

This egg hunt is free and is open to children with special needs and their families. The event provides a fun, safe, family-friendly environment that allows children who may have difficulty participating in a traditional egg hunt the opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs. 

 Children will hunt 3,000 toy and candy-filled Easter Eggs in a fully-accessible environment, enjoy face painting, create arts and crafts, and much, much more at the VLPRA’s Craig Center. The center is located at 1104 West Gordon Street Valdosta. The 2.5 acre-lot is enclosed by chain link fence and is wheelchair accessible.

Our “Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt” is scheduled for 11:00 am.  The Craig Center property will be roped off for two separate hunts at the same time.  One area will cater to children ages 2 to 6 years old and the other will be for children ages 7 to 12 years old.  VLPRA will provide “Beep Eggs” for our visually-impaired participants and we will have tennis ball hopper baskets for our participants in wheelchairs.  Children who capture Golden Eggs will win Easter Baskets and there will be other prizes awarded randomly. 

The event celebrates individuals of all abilities in every possible way- even the company who provides the eggs is staffed by individuals with special needs.

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind event from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 13th at the VLPRA Craig Center!


WHO: Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority (VLPRA)
WHAT: Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs
WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 2019
WHERE: 1104 West Gordon Street, Valdosta

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