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Park District to offer many Halloween activities in October


Throughout the month of October, Naperville area residents can join in on a variety of Halloween-themed activities offered by the Naperville Park District.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 5, the Park District will host Summer Place Theatre’s Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Tickets are available at the door or through the Naperville Park District at www.napervilleparks.org or at the administrative offices at 320 W. Jackson Ave. Shows run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings Oct. 5–7 and Oct. 12-14. This event is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Halloween Hayrides provide an opportunity for kids and parents to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a hayride along the wooded trails at Seager Park or Knoch Knolls Park. The registration fee includes hot chocolate and apple cider for all participants and Halloween treat bags for children ages 1-12. The Knoch Knolls hayrides are available on Oct. 21 and 27 and the Seager Park hayrides are offered on Oct. 20.

The Scare-illon concert will feature both classical and popular music with spooky and atmospheric themes. Special guests this year include Élan Dance Company dancers, who will dance to the live Carillon music. Élan Dance Company also will perform at Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve on October 19 and 20 during the evening’s events. Élan Dance Company is a program of the Naperville Park District and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Scare-illon concert, scheduled from 7 to 8PM on Saturday, Oct. 27, will include a live video feed from the playing cabin to a large monitor on the plaza in front of the tower. As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. The Naperville Park District will provide Halloween treats for the audience.

Halloween Happening will take place at the Grand Pavilion at the Riverwalk from 1 to 4PM on Sunday, Oct. 28. This free event is designed to delight children ages 10 and under, with four themed areas, where they can collect treats, play games and win prizes.

For more information visit www.napervilleparks.org.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.