2013 UPDATE: The 2013 Diamond Head Complex Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 23rd with registration at 9 a.m. and the hunts around 10 a.m. (with the youngest children – the two year old age group- hunting first)
Additional Easter Egg Hunts are occurring around the island, including the following:
Koko Head District Park: 9 a.m. March 23 (808) 395-3047
Manoa Valley District Park: 9:30 March 24 (808) 988-3136
DeCorte Neighborhood Park: 12:30 p.m. March 24 (808) 832-7807
-Miss Mary, Honolulu MommyKaimuki Community Park 3521 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Diamond Head Complex hosts a free Easter Egg Hunt for children age two to twelve at Kaimuki Community Park.
Children registered and were given numbers in colors corresponding with their age group (2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, and 8-12 year olds). Families waited in the gym with a dressed-up Easter Bunny and Lady Bug to wait their turn for the easter egg hunt.
There were two egg hunt areas in the fields outside by the playgrounds. Children who found a piece of paper in their eggs received special easter baskets.
The two-year-olds went first, and the Easter Bunny was on hand on the sidelines for any children who did not get any eggs. Additionally, Central Pacific Bank and the Kaimuki Lions Club offered games, stickers and candy in the basketball courts after the hunt, ensuring that no child left empty handed. The Rising Phoenix Lions were also on hand with a real live rabbit for children to take turns petting.
In order to reduce waste, children returned their emptied easter eggs in exchange for a popsicle.
The event was made possible by donations and volunteers from Hui’ Ho’opili, Sam’s Club, Mark’s Halmark, Kalanianaole Athletic Club, Kaleaolani Volleyball Club, Kaimuki Lions Club, Central Pacific Bank, Rising Phoenix JC’s, Honolulu Fire Department’s Sparky, and Attorney General’s McGruff.