Annual egg hunt will be at Flood Park on April 8

by Contributed Content on April 3, 2023

The City of Menlo Park, in partnership with San Mateo County Parks, will host the annual Egg Hunt event for children and families at Flood Park (215 Bay Road) from 10:00 am to noon, on Saturday, April 8.

This free family event will feature crafts, a candy guess,, photos with the bunny, fire engine rides, and egg hunt organized by children’s age groups:

  • 10:20 a.m. 2 years and under with parent
  • 10:40 a.m. 3–4 years (parents optional)
  • 11 a.m. 5–6 years
  • 11:20 a.m. 7–8 years
  • 11:40 a.m. 9–10+ years

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Alice Newton April 04, 2023 at 9:25 am

Enjoy the egg hunt, but be on the lookout for stinging nettle plants. I live adjacent to Flood Park and I know that stinging nettles have been growing throughout the park this spring. Whoever hides the eggs should avoid areas with nettles. I will also write park officials. They are a low-growing pretty plant with serrated leaves. Park staff have been mowing them down, but if you get stingy, itchy, redness on your skin, it’s from the toxic oil on the leaves and stems. Washing off immediately with soap and water will remove the oil. In addition to the restrooms, there are fountains throughout the park and you could bring your own soap. It is possible, but rare, to have a severe reaction (breathing difficulty etc.) for which you should call 911 immediately. Incidentally, nettles are super nutritious, delicious, and the toxin in the oil is neutralized when the plant is cooked for soups or tea etc. Sometimes you can buy them at Farmers Markets. They also help combat some allergies and you can buy them as dry powder or in capsules.

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Sana April 05, 2023 at 6:40 pm

Thank you for the heads up!

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