Waukegan Park District to Host 26th Annual Eggstravaganza Trail

Mar 20
Wednesday, March 20th 2024

Waukegan, Illinois (March 20, 2024) – The Waukegan Park District is hosting the 26th Annual Eggstravaganza Trail on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 9am to 11am at Corrine J. Rose Park, located at 412 S. Lewis Avenue. Children from two (2) to thirteen (13) years will have the opportunity to hop along the bunny trail and collect candy-filled eggs from the Easter Bunny and friends, while supplies last.

Free entertainment, including pony rides, a petting zoo, hands-on bubble stations, and balloon artists, will be available from 9am to 11am. The bunny trail will be open from 10am to 11am.

The Waukegan Park District hosted the first Eggstravaganza Trail in 1996 at the then Belvidere Park, which is now Corrine J. Rose Park. This year, approximately 16,500 eggs filled with candy will be distributed to children. The eggs were filled by volunteers from Assured Healthcare, Matthias Academy, and Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County – Waukegan. 

Great Lakes Credit Union is the sponsor of the 26th Annual Eggstravaganza Trail. Headquartered in Bannockburn, Illinois, Great Lakes Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned credit union with 80,000 members in the Chicago area. 

The 26th Annual Eggstravaganza Trail is hosted as part of the GO WAUKEGAN community initiative. In collaboration with the Lake County Health Department, the Waukegan Park District launched the community initiative to improve the health and wellness of local residents by enhancing and increasing the shared experience of walking through activities, education, and collaboration.

Preregistration is not required and there is no cost to participate. More information is available at waukeganparks.org/eggstravaganza.

About the Waukegan Park District

Established on December 26, 1916, the Waukegan Park District (WPD) has 53 properties and more than 742 acres of land, including the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and 9-hole Greenshire Golf Courses. Properties are managed to the highest environmental and conservation standards. Facilities operated by the WPD include the Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center, Waukegan’s Greg Petry SportsPark, Waukegan Skate Park, BMX Track, SplashZone, Percussion Playground, recreational centers, disc golf course, dog exercise area and agility course, outdoor sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, splash pads, and sports courts including basketball, tennis and pickleball. A full range of programs and services are offered year-round for all ages, from infants to seniors, as well as special need populations. Healthy lifestyles, wellness initiatives, and a connection with the outdoors and nature are integrated throughout programs, services, and special events. Arts and cultural activities are provided by the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus, and the Waukegan History Museum. We offer something for everyone!

A member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA), the WPD employs 73 full-time and 219 part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees and is recognized by the IPRA as an Exceptional Workplace.

Nationally accredited by the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and State accredited through the IAPD Distinguished Agency Accreditation, the WPD has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Triple Crown Award for receiving the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The WPD was awarded the NRPA National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 2013, and was named a Gold Medal Finalist in 2012, 2013, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Media Contact
Josue Pasillas, MPA
Communications Supervisor
Waukegan Park District
(847) 360-4789