Patterson Egg Hunt 2019. Photo by J. Potter-Miller/Friends of Patterson Park.

5th Annual Egg Hunt is a Mad Dash for 3,000 Eggs

The 5th annual Patterson Easter Egg Hunt was complete madness and so much fun! There were perhaps 300 neighbors there, and three separate egg hunts for about 3,000 eggs. Little kids, big kids, and a small 2nd round for those that missed the initial dash. Huge thanks to Servant Church for partnering with FoPP once again, to everyone who contributed eggs, cascarónes, and brunch food, and to Cherrywood Coffeehouse for donating coffee.

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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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Friends of Patterson Park Meeting and Pizza Party Planned for April 9

Join Friends of Patterson Park on Saturday, April 9 to talk about what our priorities for the park should be and enjoy a spring evening at the park! FoPP recently re-organized, and in the last month has

Since it has been two years since FoPP met and longer since priorities for the park have been discussed, let’s begin to think about what our community wants from Patterson.

Saturday, April 9, 4-5 p.m.
Patterson Park Pavilion

1. Intros
2. FoPP accomplishments since 2002 and 2011 priorities
3. Potential Master Plan for Patterson Park. (See Ramsey Park’s plan as example here.)
4. Finalize a survey to gather feedback on community priorities for the park
5. Current business

  • Update on status of soccer ban
  • Cherrywoodstock music festival (planned for April 2016)
  • Gordon Bennett memorial trail markers to connect with Mueller hike & bike trail (to be administered by Chula League)
  • Suggestions for small initial projects, e.g. paint 3-5 picnic tables closest to playground (last painted by Chula League several years ago)
  • Suggestions for spring and summer community events at the park
  • Review of institutional relationships with nearby neighborhood associations and city

Pizza party @ 5-6:30 p.m.

Cheese and pepperoni pizza provided by FoPP. Please bring sides or desserts to share!