Aspen’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is on for this Sunday, with full sponsorship being provided by the police department.
Organizers had asked Aspen City Council for $1,388 last week but board members were uncomfortable using cash out of the municipal government’s reserve fund.
Heather Gentry, one of the event organizers, said the Aspen Police Department has agreed to fully sponsor the egg hunt, which will take place on Sunday at noon on the grounds of the Aspen Historical Society.
Organizers have purchased 4,000 plastic eggs filled with toys for the children to find. There will be three zones — children up to 2 years old; 3 to 5 years old; and 6 years old and up. The Easter Bunny and Mother Goose will be on hand for photos and assistance finding the eggs. Their appearances begin at 11:30 a.m.
The community event has been held for decades, until 2011 when the historical society stopped doing it, Gentry said.
Gentry said kids should wear appropriate shoes since the lawn is still snow covered and they should bring their own baskets.
Three entities are joining forces to improve the baseball fields at Crown Mountain Park.
Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District, Three Rivers Little League and Mid Valley Metro District have agreed to a joint community effort that will take place on Saturday. Volunteers are needed.
The metro district recently awarded funds to the park for the improvement project. With these funds and donated labor from the players and parents of Three Rivers Little League, the two existing fields will be refurbished.
The process includes a full excavation of the infield dirt on one of the fields to make for better drainage and safer playing surface. Little league hopes to have 40 to 50 volunteers at the site to help Crown Mountain Park accomplish this feat.
Unlike last year when it opened on April 1, the Aspen Golf Club is still covered in snow.
“The Aspen Golf Club will be open for play in April, weather dependent,” said Steve Aitken, director of golf at Aspen Golf Club. “It’s been a unique winter.”
A golf simulator, which opened in December, will be up and running the first week in April when the Red Mountain Grill reopens. For $35 per hour, the golf simulator allows people to play golf with equipment on various courses.
Early-season pass prices are available before April 1. Passes can be purchased online at www.aspenrecreation.com , or by visiting the Aspen Recreation Center or Red Brick Recreation Center.
For more information, log onto www.aspengolf.com  or call 970-429-1949.