Kiwanis Kiddieland at Applegate Park in Merced is opening March 24.
The park officially opened in 1957, and will be ready for its 61st year of entertaining children and parents alike.
Every year brings new improvements for all to enjoy. All tickets are still only 50 cents. All the revenue received goes towards the maintenance and upgrading of the rides and fixtures, the rest of the revenue goes to community projects for children and young adults.
Kiddieland operates most (weather permitting) Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October.
Meanwhile, the 28th annual Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Applegate Park on Saturday, March 31.
All children through the age of 10 are invited to participate. Toddlers thru 3 years old will hunt eggs at 10 a.m., on the Tennis Courts. Children ages 4 to 7 will be in Area 1 next to the Tennis Court and children ages 8 to 10 will be in Area 2, next to the Skate Park. Both these age groups will hunt at 10:15 a.m. immediately after the toddlers.
Candy-filled plastic eggs will be used for the Easter Egg Hunt, with a number of eggs containing receipts for special prizes.
Dave Fuentes and Jim Eckman are chairpersons for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Special thanks goes to the Merced, Golden Valley, Atwater, Livingston High School Key Clubs, and the Merced Police Explorer members that helped fill more than 5,000 plastic Easter Eggs with Candy and Prizes.
Kiwanis Kiddieland will open for the Easter Egg Hunt at a special time of 10:30 a.m. thru 5 p.m., following the egg hunt itself.