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City of Santa Barbara Announces EGGstravaganza 2017

Local Tradition Continues with Two Park Egg Hunts for Children on April 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Breaking News: Where to Park for the Chase Palm Park EGGstravaganza Event

Santa Barbara, CA, April 13, 2017—Street parking along Cabrillo Boulevard will be closed off during EGGstravaganza, because the Chardonnay Run will be going on at the same time as our mad dash for eggs and prizes.

We'll be starting the Chase Palm Park EGGstravaganza at around 10:10am (rather than the usual 10:00am sharp!) because of this, but please leave yourself extra time to find parking and walk to the park!

As of today, we're told that the closest public parking will be in the Waterfront parking lot at Cabrillo Boulevard and Garden Street (next to Skater's Point), but this may fill up quickly so please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to us.

EGGstravaganza Is Back! Join us in Chase Palm Park or Bohnett Park Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am

Santa Barbara, CA, March 30, 2017—For 58 years, the Saturday morning before Easter has been a time for local children to look forward to. Each year, the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department presents a fun, active sprint and search for candy and prize-filled eggs in the park. This year, EGGstravaganza will take place in two park locations: Chase Palm Park and Bohnett Park. Attendance is free, and children up to and including age eight are invited to bring their families and line up for the EGGstravaganza starting line on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00am.

“These free egg hunts in our parks are an exciting yearly event for local children,” said Emily Fox, Youth Activities Supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department. “We’re happy to partner with three great local organizations to provide two EGGstravaganzas again this year.”

The Parks and Recreation Department is joined by the United Boys and Girls Club and the Police Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Associations of Santa Barbara. The City of Santa Barbara Fire Department will bring a fire engine to Chase Palm Park, and will give tours to children and pass out tiny firefighter’s hats and stickers. City of Santa Barbara police officers will be present as well, and will bring a surprise or two to entertain the children in attendance. Families are encouraged to be ready for a photo with the EGGstravaganza Bunny.

What to Bring

Children from toddler age to age eight should bring a basket or bag with them to the park, and be sure to arrive a little early, as the egg hunt starts at 10:00am sharp.

EGGstravaganza Locations

Chase Palm Park
In the Great Meadow (home to Concerts in the Park) on Cabrillo Boulevard
323 East Cabrillo Boulevard (map)

Bohnett Park
1201 San Pascual Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101 (map)

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Emily Fox
Youth Activities Supervisor
City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department
(805) 564-5495


Parks and Recreation Department Youth Activities (805) 564-5495
or Neighborhood and Outreach Services (805) 897-2560.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
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