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Hop over to Lee County parks for Easter egg hunts

The Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center in south Fort Myers will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1.
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What’s happening: Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday morning.

Where: Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers

When: The Easter event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Cost: To attend the Easter Egg Hunt, $5 per child; adults can attend for free.

What to expect: Children are invited to put their egg-hunting skills to the test. Children up to age 12, their families and friends are welcome to enjoy a morning of hunting for eggs, arts and craft and visiting with the Wa-Ke Hatchee Easter Bunny. Bring a camera. Refreshments will be provided. The egg hunt starts at 10:35 a.m. – right after the bunny’s arrival. The first 50 participants will receive a free Easter basket.

Egg hunts will be held at various Lee County Parks & Recreation facilities. North Fort Myers Community Park annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. Estero Community Park annual Estero EGGStravaganza will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 15. Veterans Community Park in Lehigh Acres annual Colored Coconut Hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15. Advance registration is required for these egg hunts. To register or for more information, please visit,

Tips / Notes:

•Bring your camera and Easter basket

•Arrive early; egg hunt is limited to first 150 participants.

History: Wa-Ke Hatchee Park includes two lakes, walking trails, a playground, pickleball courts, a dog park, shelters, tennis courts, restroom facilities and ample parking. The park takes its name from a combination of Native American names combining “cow” and “water.” A creek that cuts through the property was an important watering hole for Florida cowboys as the last source of fresh water for their cattle as they headed to Punta Rassa for shipment to Cuba.

Info: or 239-432-2154

Driving directions: Turn onto Bass Road from Summerlin Road. Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located next to Lexington Country Club.

About us: Lee County Parks & Recreation has 252 positions, a $33 million budget and more than 31,500 acres of parks, preserves, facilities and other sites. The department oversees four recreation centers, 10 community centers, community parks, Conservation 20/20 lands, greenways, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, four year-round pools, seven boat ramps, sports complexes including the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training facilities, dog-friendly facilities and pristine Gulf of Mexico beach parks.

Contact us: 239-533-7275 or

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