The Great Egg Hunt
The Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreation invite you to go on Manchester’s Great Egg Hunt – An EGGcellent Adventure for the entire community.
This egg hunt will bring you on a family-friendly adventure through OurParks across the Town of Manchester. We have hidden six “M” eggs and one golden egg through the parks and we are challenging you to find them.
Once you come across one or all of the eggs we invite you to take pictures and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #manchestersEGGHUNT. The “M” eggs were designed and painted by local artists here in Manchester.
Egg Hunt Art Clues
Egg Hunt Clues
- You can find this egg where our four-legged family member goes and plays with other furry friends.
- This egg can be found at one of our newest aquatic facilities. Don’t be alarmed when looking for this egg, the water won’t be turned on until Memorial Day weekend.
- Take a walk around this half mile loop while looking for this egg. In the wintertime, this location hosts one of our two ice-skating rinks. The egg overlooks the east side of our 60-acre reservoir.
- This egg is hidden along one of the most difficult parts of the Manchester Road Race. It faces a life-sized sculpture of an Olympic champion and local hero.
- Located in one of OurParks at the beginning of the .8 mile trail that’s connected to it. This park and trail are on the west side of our 60-acre reservoir.
- Park your car at Center Springs Park and head onto the Cheney Rail Trail. Walk to the bridge and head south. As you walk along this trail, take in the beauty and know that this historic railroad was known as the longest privately owned passenger and freight railroad, as well as one of the shortest in America. This egg is next to one of our new murals!
- The Golden Egg is located at one of our Recreation centers that once hosted a bowling alley, now converted into a fitness center. Recreational programs began in this building back in 1932. The egg is on the “old” street side.
Egg Hunt Artist Profiles
Whitney Rogers & Kids
Whitney Rogers, along with her daughters Juliet (age 4) and Bianca (age 2) completed “The Kindness Egg” as a collabo-rative creation. Whitney has always been fond of the arts with a background in performing arts. Her most recent paint-ings were highlighted in the “Fresh StART” and “Inspiration” exhibits shown in The Galleries @ WORK_SPACE on Main St. in Manchester. Currently residing in Glastonbury, it truly warms Whitney’s heart to be participating in this event taking place in her hometown. The artists hope the egg hunters have a fun, interactive experience; they hope the people visit-ing this egg are reminded of the importance of being kind, caring, and inclusive to all.
Kasey Quaglia is an artist born, raised and currently based in Manchester, CT. Kasey studied fine art with a concentration in printmaking at Central Connecticut State University where she honed her craft under the guidance of mentors Sean Gallagher and Cary Smith. She’s most inspired by the psychedelic art of the 60s & 70s as well as bold, colorful and organic shapes that incite joy. Her recent work has been showcased in the ‘Fresh StART’ and ‘Inspiration’ exhibits held at The Galleries at WORKSPACE in Manchester. When not creating art, Kasey can be found working as the studio coordinator of Summit Music Center, spending time with her family and running. She is currently training for this year’s Mount Washington Road Race.
Sarah Sheeler, 34, was born and raised in Manchester. She is a mom of six children and aims to teach them the value of nature, adventure and creativity. Sarah and her family love all things arts and crafts, music and discovering new places. She created this fluid art egg with her 9 year old twins, Olivia and Emily, using acrylic, latex and silicone. They hope you will enjoy a walk outside this spring in Manchester parks, find their egg and feel inspired to get started on a creation of your own!
Sharon is a self-taught artist and former, longtime Manchester resident living and creating in my Bolton studio. My artistic affiliations are with the Manchester Art Association, WORK_SPACE, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Currently, my alcohol ink works may be seen at the Whiton library and WORK_SPACE.
Mawson Made is a Seamstress/Costume Designer based in Manchester, CT. Always looking for adventure and fun, love the outdoors, camping, live music, good food and to try new things…tinkering and being creative and of course sewing — cons, fairies, everything artistic…life is too short!
Design, color, and all things creative are my passion. Through the lens of my Nikon, I see what others neglect and collect the moments that fade way too fast. The world is my canvas and the sands of the beach capture my heart. We are all given gifts to SHARE. Yes have awards for my work but the best reward are the smiles my work brings to others!