Patterson egg hunt March 31, 2018. Photo by J. Potter-Miller/FoPP.

Egg Hunting, Mulching, and Planting on a Spring Weekend at the Park

We hosted the biggest Easter egg hunt yet at Patterson on Saturday, with 200+ neighbors coming out to search for 1000 stuffed eggs + many hundreds of chocolate eggs, enjoy a potluck brunch and crack dozens of cascarónes. Servant Church volunteers were a huge help once again. Lots of photos on Flickr at

The Austin Parks Foundation organized a mulching day to add another 20 yards of to the new grove downhill from the playground, and volunteers from the Florida State University alumni association and Texas Parks Rangers knocked the work out in record time.

Lastly, the community garden held a dedication ceremony for a plaque in honor of a friend of the garden, and planted their Giving Garden.

What a fantastic way to welcome spring!

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Photos by J. Potter-Miller/FoPP. See more on Flickr.



Egg Hunting Madness at Patterson Park

The 3rd Patterson Park Easter egg hunt was a blast! Since the playground is closed for repairs, we held the hunt at the east end of the park. The wide open spaces there turned out to be perfect for the hunt, and dozens of kids from the neighborhoods around the park searched for almost 2000 eggs. We spent the rest of the morning enjoying a potluck brunch, playing at the skate park, and exploring the community garden. Friends of Patterson Park is grateful to Servant Church for partnering with us for another unforgettable community event.

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