The Easter Bunny is back in town at the Philly Egg Hunt! On Saturday, March 28th, you can celebrate Easter and the arrival of Spring at the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Gorgas Park. With over 35,000 hidden eggs, everyone is sure to have a great time! It’s a terrific way to kick of the holiday weekend and have fun with the whole family!
About the Easter Egg Hunt at Gorgas Park
The Gorgas Park Easter Egg Hunt is a free event scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 28th (rain date is April 4th). The event runs from 10am to noon and is being sponsored by Epic Church in Manayunk and Center City. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, participants can also enjoy:
- Face painting
- Balloon animals
- A petting zoo
- Pictures with the Easter Bunny!
- Sack races
- Face painting
- Pony Rides – $3 (the only activity with a charge)
Egg hunts will take place every ten minutes for children ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10. Eggs are filled with candy, stickers and other fun surprises! There will be over 35,000 eggs so everyone has a chance to win. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.
Gorgas Park – A Philadelphia Gem
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Gorgas Park in Roxborough. It is located at 6300 Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street. Not only will participants enjoy all the festivities planned for the hunt, but they will also enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in Philadelphia. The gardens in Gorgas Park have won the top prize in the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s City-Wide Gardens contest in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
After the hunt, the little ones can enjoy playing in the Tot Lot. This play area features swings and slides and is padded with a durable foam material to help keep kids safe. There are also softball, kickball and teeball fields in case you want to catch a game.
The centerpiece of Gorgas Park is the War Memorial, which was dedicated on November 13, 1920. Inscribed on the Memorial are the names of Roxborough citizens who fought and died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Directions to Gorgas Park
To get to Gorgas Park from Center City, take Route 76 west to the Belmont Avenue exit. Turn right and go over the bridge. Turn left on Main Street and right on Leverington Avenue. Turn left on Ridge Avenue. Continue one block and Gorgas Park is on the left.
From King of Prussia, take route 76 East to the Belmont Avenue exit. Turn left at the ramp and follow the direction above. Gorgas Park can also be reached via the 9 or 35 SEPTA busses to Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street.