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Salida Parks and Recreation will be hosting an underwater Easter egg hunt on April 1, another sign that slowly, the state and the county are beginning to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Registration for the event is still underway. There are three different egg hunt times that are broken down by age group to help maintain social distancing and health regulations.

The times and ages are as follows:

  • 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for kids four and under
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for kids five to eight
  • 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for kids nine to 15

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re doing it with smaller numbers and more contact tracing this year,” explained Recreation and Aquatics Manager Sara Law.

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Each underwater Easter egg hunt will start promptly at the beginning of the session. Participating families are asked to arrive no more than 15 minutes before the session begins. After each hunt, participants can enjoy the pool until the end of the session. As participants leave the facility they can stop at the front desk and trade their eggs to receive candy and small toys.

The Salida Parks and Recreation Department recommends that all non-swimmers be accompanied by an adult in the water. If there are no parent registration slots available or if the parent does not want to get in the pool, children will be able to hunt for eggs in the ramped shallow section of the leisure pool. There will be a lifeguard in the water to ensure all non-swimmers are safe and having fun.

Up to 15 parents or guardians will be allowed into the facility at a time to spectate but must sign up for a free spot to ensure the facility maximum is not exceeded.

Each hunt will have three golden eggs mixed in among the other colored eggs, which will receive special prizes. Children will receive a waterproof note card indicating they found a golden egg and can present it to the recreation attendant on the way out.

All children will receive a small bag of candy and a toy on the way out of the facility after their session ends. The four and under egg hunt will have both floating eggs and eggs that won’t float. To sign up click here.

Featured image: Salida Hot Springs and Aquatic Center. Image Courtesy of Salida Recreation.