Egg Hunters’ Paradise at Bayview Playground Marks 20th Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), SFPD’s Operation Dream, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA), San Francisco Fire Fighters Union Local 798, and the Public Housing Tenants Association have teamed up to host the 20th Egg Hunters’ Paradise at Bayview Playground located at Third and Armstrong Streets, in the southeast section of the City. The event is free and open to children of 10 year-old and under with free recreation swim offered in the Martin Luther King Jr. Pool located next to the Playground, egg hunts, surprises, and a celebrity, known as “E. Bunny”, who will be making a cameo appearance and will provide golden eggs to celebrate this special 20th egg hunt.  This event will commence rain or shine on April 2, 2015, Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


“The San Francisco Housing Authority is proud to partner with SFPD’s Youth and Community Engagement Division, Operation Dream, SFRPD, Local 798, and the Public Housing Tenants Association. Our boys and girls look forward to this every year and we thank Operation Dream for 20 years of dedication and commitment to our kids,” said Barbara Smith, Acting San Francisco Housing Authority Executive Director.

In addition with the help of many volunteers, also known as “bunny helpers”, Local 798, San Francisco firefighter will be providing food for children and their families at this event.


“Local 798 members are volunteering their time to give back to our community,” said Danny Gracia, Vice President of SF Fire Fighters Local 798. All egg hunters can also catch a glimpse of the famous Local 798 Fire Engine BBQ Rig!


SF Rec and Park, a city partner for the event, will be on site providing healthy recreation and fun activities.


“SF Rec and Park has always been excited to be in partnership with SFPD, Operation Dream and SFHA to provide fun events for families in need,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We are proud to celebrate 20 years of this spring family tradition in our park.”


Operation DREAM (Diverse Response to Education Activities and Mentorship) seeks to give youth the opportunities to excel in education and employment as well as to reward participants with enriching activities.  For more than two decades, Operation Dream Operation DREAM (Diverse Response to Education Activities and Mentorship) has conducted Egg Hunters’ Paradise, Christmas Toy Drive and more for the children of San Francisco.  The events benefit the children living in Public Housing, HUD complexes, and low-income neighborhoods, as well as children in hospitals and any families in need. And thanks to donors, city partners and volunteers, Operation DREAM has been able to provide 20,000 toys and thousands of eggs, and much more to children throughout San Francisco every year.


“We at the San Francisco Police Department are committed to providing fun, safe, and exciting family events for all to enjoy. For the past 20 years, we have been partnering with Operation Dream and other city agencies to host this annual egg hunting event. We look forward to seeing the many smiles this event brings and will continue our commitment to make a difference in the lives of children in San Francisco for many more years to come, “said Greg Suhr, San Francisco Police Chief.  



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