16 City-owned recreational centers in El Paso will be host to official Easter Egg Hunts throughout the city beginning on Thursday through Saturday.

Each center will have age-specific events with fun fitness obstacles to hunt for eggs. The events are geared for age groups 17 years old and younger, according to a city announcement.


“We expect everybody that walks through our doors to have a great time and even more so with the Easter Egg Hunt,” said Wright Stanton IV, Supervisor at the Don Haskins Recreation Center. Locations and addresses are listed below. All of the events are free and open to the public.

City Egg Hunts

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chihuahuita Park, 417 Charles Rd.
San Juan Park, 701 N. Glenwood Dr.
Seville Park, 6700 Sambrano

Friday, March 30, 2018

Hours: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rae Gilmore Park, 8501 Diana Dr.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hours: 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Armijo Park, 700 E. Seventh St.
Carolina Park, 563 N. Carolina St.
Gary Del Palacio Park, 3001 Parkwood St.
Don Haskins Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
Galatzan Park, 650 Wallenberg Dr.
Leona Ford Washington Park, 3400 E. Missouri Ave.
Marty Robbins Park, 11620 Vista Del Sol Dr.
Multipurpose Park, 9031 Viscount Blvd.
Nolan Richardson Park, 4435 Maxwell Ave.
O’Rourke Park, 901 N. Virginia St.
Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda Ave.
Veterans Park, 5301 Salem St.

Easter Parade

Giant Easter bunnies, candy and dozens of floats will line Diana street in Northeast El Paso on Saturday for the official Easter Parade.

The annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. The parade has been around since 1978 and has featured hundreds of Easter-themed entries. The parade route begins at Magoffin Middle School, located at Hercules and Diana and will continue down Diana to Dyer, where it will end at the northeast bus transfer station. This year’s Grand Marshall will be El Paso Sheriff Richard Wiles.


The El Paso Zoo invites everyone to Hippity Hoppity their way to the EggstravaganZoo Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 at the Zoo.

The family-friendly event provides a safe environment to have some fun while celebrating spring with the Easter Bunny! Visitors of all ages can see the animals enjoy special Eggrichment treats and children can start their Eggventure by stopping at the Eggtivity Stations!

As part of the festivities, children 3 to 12 years of age will receive a special Bunny passport and collect stamps by participating at all the Eggtivity stations. All completed passports will receive an Eggstra surprise. Children will be able to stop by at any of our seven sponsor booths to receive a candy treat. All of the fun is available with paid admission or membership (except Easter Bunny photos, face painting, giraffe feeding, and train rides). Zoo parking is limited, and overflow parking will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum.

April Pools

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host April Pools Day at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa St., with a water safety presentation by the El Paso Fire Department Water Rescue Team and water safety information for children and adults through the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso.

The event will be followed from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a Golden Easter Egg Hunt in the shallow depth area of the pool with free swimming only to participants in the Golden Egg Hunt from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The specific times for each age group to get their Easter eggs are listed below.

Times and Age Groups
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. (Ages 4 & Under)
12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. (Ages 5-7)
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Ages 8-12)

Ft. Bliss: Easter-A-vaganza Dance Party

Families are invited to the Troll themed Easter-A-vaganza at Ft. Bliss’ Biggs Park on Saturday, March 31 at 12pm to 4pm. There will be free bouncy houses, egg hunts, and lots of other fun activities, according to organizers. Games and crafts presented by Fort Bliss Unity Family Readiness Groups, proceeds to benefit FRG funds. Lawn chairs, cooler, and blankets are welcome. No pets, glass containers or alcohol will be allowed. The event will be free and open to the public.