Village To Host First Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt on April 8

Village To Host First Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt on April 8
Posted on 03/17/2017

Easter eggs hunts aren't just for the kids anymore. Local dogs and their human companions are invited to the Village of Orland Park's first annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at the Dogout Dog Park, located within the village's Centennial Park at 15600 West Avenue on Saturday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m.

"The village's Easter Egg Hunt for kids has been a long standing tradition for years," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "And, with the high number of dog owners in town, this event specifically for dogs is a great addition to the Recreation Department's spring line up."

The baseball-themed dog park includes separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, human and doggie drinking fountains, shaded areas and open space for play.

"I think this will be a great activity for residents to participate in with their pets," said Trustee Pat Gira, Recreation and Parks Committee Chair. "The Dogout Dog Park has quickly become a community favorite and we're glad to be able to host an event specifically for our resident pets."

The Easter Bunny will make a special visit at the event and photo opportunities will be available. Attendees should bring their phones or cameras to take photos of their pets with the Easter Bunny.

Owners are asked to have their dogs leashed for the duration of the event. Easter eggs will be filled with dog treats and participants should bring a bag or a basket to assist their canine companions in their Easter egg hunting.

There is no cost to participate and registration is not required. Dogs should be well-behaved and all vaccines should be up to date in order to participate.

For more information, contact the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275 or visit