Kids Fishing Derby Saturday June 1, 2024

 Fishing Derby is Saturday June 1, 2024

Registration Opens April 1!

This long-running event introduces youngsters to the pleasures of the ‘ol fishing hole – aka Eagle Creek Park’s Lilly Lake! Kids 4-14 are invited to register for this 9 am to 2 pm catch-and-release event. 

Sponsorships are available (and welcomed!), and volunteers are needed in areas including registration check-in, set-up and tear-down, parking, fishing gear distribution, and sharing “fishing wisdom” with the young anglers. E-mail to volunteer or for information on sponsorship opportunities. 

No fishing license required and all participants are admitted to the park with no gate fee.

Children aged 4-14 are welcome to participate with their families, youth or church groups. All children must be supervised by an adult or group leader.

If you have fishing gear, plan to bring it along; the Foundation will supply bait and poles on a limited basis (first come, first served).


The easiest way to access the Lilly Lake is to enter through the 71st Street entrance (view map), and then take your first left (65th St.), then 1st right (Lilly Lake Dr.), then right at the T.

Fishing Derby participants do not have to pay normal park entry fees.


While The Kids Fishing Derby is funded entirely by the Eagle Creek Park Foundation, we invite area businesses to donate food, goody bag items, bait or fishing gear. A nonprofit acknowledgement will be provided to donors. 

Find more information on sponsorship benefits here


The foundation needs volunteers to make the Kids Fishing Derby a reality! Please email to help with any of the following:

  • Fishing Guidance
  • Registration
  • Setup and Tear-Down
  • Parking
  • Distribution of Fishing Gear

See photos from last year's Derby!

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