Cedar Park, Leander offer families at-home egg hunt, youth art contest

The Leander Parks and Recreation Department is handing out do-it-yourself egg hunt supplies April 8-9. (Courtesy Denisse Leon/Unsplash)
The Leander Parks and Recreation Department is handing out do-it-yourself egg hunt supplies April 8-9. (Courtesy Denisse Leon/Unsplash)

The Leander Parks and Recreation Department is handing out do-it-yourself egg hunt supplies April 8-9. (Courtesy Denisse Leon/Unsplash)

Families in Cedar Park and Leander can participate in a youth art contest or an at-home egg hunt provided by the cities, respectively.

The Leander Parks and Recreation Department is handing out do-it-yourself egg hunt supplies April 8-9, according to a parks department Facebook post. This is an alternative to the Eggstravaganza egg hunt thatnwas canceled due to the coronavirus.


Families can pick up supplies at the parks office, located at 406 Municipal Drive in Leander, in a drive-thru pickup. Supply bags include prestuffed eggs.

Egg hunt bags can be picked up at the following times:

  • April 8: 2-3 p.m., 5-6 p.m.

  • April 9: 11 a.m.-noon, 4-5 p.m.


Cedar Park has extended its youth art contest to May 1, according to the city. Cedar Park residents age 18 and under can submit two-dimensional original artwork to the city. Selected art will be featured in the Cedar Park Public Library.

Youth artists can submit up to two pieces of art that can be dropped off or mailed at City Hall by 5 p.m. May 1. Art cannot include photography, and artworks are limited in sizes. More information is on the city website.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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