If you'd rather put all your eggs in several baskets this Easter, you can choose from the many egg hunts being sponsored by area park services and community centers. Most of the eggtivities take place Easter weekend and they're generally open to all, although some require reservations.

Here's a list of places that want you to commit early if you want a place in their hunt. -- Stevan Allen.

CLEARWATER NATURE CENTER -- Friday, April 5, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton. Bring six boiled eggs to decorate at 11; egg hunt, for children ages seven to 11, begins at noon. $1 fee. 297-4575.

McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER -- Saturday, April 6, 1236 Ingleside Ave., McLean, "Fifth Annual Egg Hunt and Entertainment Extravaganza." Shows at 10, noon, and 2. Advance tickets $2. 790-9248.

NOTTOWAY PARK -- Saturday, April 6, Nottoay Park, Vienna. One-s with parents at 10; four-11; and six- year-olds go for the eggs at noon. All activities are free but reservations required by April 5. 938-7532.

MT. VERNON RECREATION CENTER -- Saturday, April 6, Belle View. Egg hunt, for children ages two through eight, begins at 1; bring your own Easter baskets. Reservations required before 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2; 50 cents per child. 768-3222.

LEE DISTRICT PARK -- Sunday, April 7, 6601 Telegraph Rd., Rose Hill, "Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival." Games, clowns, magic from 1 to 5; egg hunt begins at 1. Reservations required by Wednesday, April 3; 75 cents per child. 922-9841.

MASON DISTRICT PARK -- Sunday, April 7, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Egg hunt, for children ages two to six, begins at 1. Reservations received through April 6 or until all spaces are filled; 50 cents per child. 941-1730

PROVIDENCE RECREATION CENTER -- Sunday, April 7, 7525 Marc Dr., Falls Church. Egg hunt, for children ages two to six, begins at 1. Reservations required; tickets can be bought April 1-6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 50 cents per child. 698-1351.