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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Halloween Howls and Haunted Houses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/11/2012  12:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:


Halloween Howls and Haunted Houses
Seattle Parks offers the right Halloween party for everyone

Southwest Seattle: Alki, Delridge, High Point and South Park Community Centers,
Southwest Teen  Life Center, and Southwest Pool

Southwest Halloween Carnivals
Join us in a family night of spooktacular fun! This year we have new additional games, treats and prizes! We encourage costumes and they’re optional. Food will be available for purchase.
Ages: 12 and younger
Cost: 25 cents per ticket
Location: Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW
Date and Time: Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

High Point Fall Festival
Everyone in the family is invited to join in on an evening of fun! Kids will enjoy a variety of “frightfully fun” skill-challenging games and activities. This event is created in a way that provides thrills without unnecessary fright for walking toddlers up to 11 year olds. If able, we request a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.
Ages: 3 and older
Location: High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Donation of a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank

Southwest Pool Halloween Family Swim and Fall Carnival
Looking for activities for the entire family? Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Southwest Pool/Teen Life Center and take a dip with the pumpkins! There will be games, a penny dive,
bobbing for apples, and other fun activities. Bring the entire family! Anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied in the water by an adult.
Ages: All
Location: Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle St.
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: For Fall Carnival, 25 center per ticket; Family Swim is free.

High Point Toddler Pumpkinpalooza
Come dressed in your best costume for pumpkin painting, carnival games, and more. Each child will receive a bag of age appropriate goodies upon leaving.
Ages: 1-5
Location: High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW
Date and time: Tuesday, October 30, 10 a.m.-Noon
Cost: $5

Teens only: South Park Haunted House! Carnival of Fear! Cirque de Phobia!
The South Park Teen Program invites all who are brave to enter the South Park Haunted House! This haunt is built and operated by youth and will be open for three nights of frights.
Teens, if you have scare talent and need community service learning hours, please call Matthew at 206-684-7451 for information about volunteering. October 25 is for teens; October 26 and 27 are for all ages.
Ages: Teens
Location: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S
Date and time: Thursday, October 25 from 7 -8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free October 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. 

Ages: All
Location: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S
Dates and times: Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Children younger than 10 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Cost: $2

Camp Long Happy Halloween Hike
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Indulge in an exploration of some of the
animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
Ages: 2-3
Location: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 5200 35th Ave. SW
Date and time: Tuesday, October 30, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #91895.
Cost: Free
Fall 2012
Northwest Seattle: Ballard, Bitter Lake, Green Lake, Loyal Heights
and Magnolia Community Centers and Madison Pool

Madison Pool Annual Pumpkin Swim
Helene Madison Pool invites everyone to participate in the annual Pumpkin Swim – there will be games and prizes for all.
Location: Helene Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave. N
Date and time: Monday, October 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person

Magnolia Ghoulish Glow-in-the-dark Night
We’re turning our monthly family fun night into a real treat for youngsters. We’re turning out the lights and adding a little spookiness to our Bounce Houses and tumbling mats. Each child
will receive a glow necklace or stick, so we can find ya in the dark! Fee includes one glow item. Each additional item is $1. We encourage you to wear your costumes! Sorry parents, for the safety of your littlest ones, this event is suitable for ages 4-10 only.
Ages: 4-10
Location: Magnolia Community Center, 2550 35th Ave. W
Date and time: Friday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $3 per child

Bitter Lake Big Pumpkin Bash
Bring the entire family for an evening of ghoulish fun! Enjoy carnival games, holiday entertainment, face painting, candy and prizes, two large jump toys, and the ever popular cake
walk. Please bring a can of food for your local food bank. Don’t forget to wear your costumes. Volunteer hours are available for this event.
Ages: All
Location: Bitter Lake Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N
Date and time: Saturday, October 20, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: 25 cents per ticket for games and food

Loyal Heights Halloween Carnival
Join us for a fright fest of activities, games and challenges. Dress in costume and remember to bring a goodie bag. Festivities include carnival games, crafts, mini pumpkin decorating, cookie
decorating, cake walk and ghastly prizes. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up and to run carnival games. Game tickets are 50 cents each. Proceeds support programs at Loyal Heights Community Center
Ages: All
Location: Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St.
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6-8 pm
Cost: 50 cents per ticket2012

Ballard Monster Mash
Calling all monsters, fairies and superheroes: this dance is for you! We will have a DJ spinning music so you can boogie the night away. Bring the whole family, wear your costume and come to enjoy dancing, crafts and snacks.
Ages: All
Location: Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW
Time and date: Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.
Code for registering online: #89436
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #89436
Cost: $5 at the door, $4 ahead of time

Magnolia Li’l Spooky Things
Get the little spooky ones dressed for our morning Halloween event. We’ll be serving treats, decorating pumpkins, playing games and bouncing around. Costumes are encouraged!
Ages: 4 and younger
Location: Magnolia Community Center 2550 34th Ave. W
Date and time: Wednesday, October 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $3 per child

Ft. Lawton Cemetery Adventure
Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for a guided adventure in the cemetery at Fort Lawton. Hear
stories about Fort Lawton (fort name for what is now Discovery Park) and the days when it was a prisoner of war camp. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages: 12 and older
Location: Discovery Park Visitor Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Date and time: Saturday, October 27, 2-4 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #90991
Cost: Free

Carkeek Wild Halloween
In a local watershed where the grass and ferns grow, ‘neath the tall old trees is a special place for you and a toddler to explore. Experience a fun morning learning about the "scary" animals of Halloween and how they are really not so very scary. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to this hike.
Ages: 2-3
Location: Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd.
Date and time: Thursday, October 25, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #90972
Cost: Free

Discovery Happy Halloween Hike
Adults - grow outside with your children! Be sure to wear your costume for the fun hike discovering the animals of Halloween!
Ages: 2-3
Location: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Dates and times:

  • Saturday, October 27, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #91009
  • Wednesday, October 31, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #91016           

Cost: Free

Central Seattle: Garfield, Miller, Montlake, and Queen Anne Community Centers,
Garfield Teen Life Center and Medgar Evers Pool

Campus Creepy Crawl-All-Central Seattle Event!!!
Begin your night of thrills and chills at Garfield Community Center. You won’t want to miss this spooky event! We will have a haunted tunnel, carnival games, candy, prizes, pizza slices for
sale, and more! Wear your costume. Don’t forget to check out the Spooky Swim at Medgar Evers Pool, right next door. Volunteers are welcome to the event and teens can earn their community service learning hours in a fun way. Call us at 206-684-4788 if you’re interested.
Ages: 12 and younger
Location: Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St., and Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave.
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation: $3 per family

Queen Anne Fall Carnival
Join us for an evening of Fall Family Fun. Our carnival will have games, face painting and lots of goodies. Costumes are optional but encouraged!
Ages: All
Location: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Game tickets are 50¢ each or 3 for $1.

Yesler Halloween Carnival
Join the Yesler CC staff and enjoy Halloween games, booths, face painting, candy and snacks.
Ages: All
Location: Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Montlake Fall Carnival
Come on down and trick or treat at Montlake Community Center and enjoy activities in a safe environment. Don’t get too scared by the haunted Tudor House! Enjoy the carnival games and prizes. If you’re interested in volunteering please call 206-684-4736.
Ages: 5 to 12
Location: Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 32, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Southeast Seattle: International District/Chinatown, Jefferson, Rainier
and Van Asselt Community Centers

Rainier Toddler Harvest Festival
Join us for fun activities to celebrate fall with your toddlers ages 1-5. Costumes are welcome and bring a bag to take home some goodies.
Ages 1-5
Location: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S
Date and time: Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free

Jefferson Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Come and join us for our annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House! Enjoy an evening of scary fun!! Do you dare go into the haunted house? Costumes are encouraged! This is a great family event.
Ages: 12 and younger
Location: Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: 25 cents per game, $1 per person for Haunted House

International District/Chinatown Spookfest
Bring in your little goblin to our fun and festive party! Our family friendly costumed extravaganza will have fun, safe, trick-or-treating along with interactive games. The event will be filled with thrills and chills. Simply show up in your costume and enjoy the fun.
Ages: All
Location: International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $1 per person

Van Asselt Teen Halloween Flashlight Hunt and Carnival
Van Asselt and our Teen program will host a Halloween flashlight hunt from 7-8 pm and will include carnival games and activities.
Ages: 10-17
Location: Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St.
Date and time: Monday, October 29, 7-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Medgar Evers Spooky Swamp Swim
Bring the whole family to our Swamp Swim. It’s great family fun for all ages! See you there!
Ages: All
Location: Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave.
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Northeast Seattle: Laurelhurst, Magnuson, Meadowbrook, Northgate and Ravenna-Eckstein Community Centers, Meadowbrook Teen Life Center, and Meadowbrook Pool

Lifelong Recreation Barn Dance and Line Dance Extravaganza!
Admission to this great fall event includes lunch and all the barn dancing fun you can possibly have! This year we’ll have a special beginners’ room! The dance features great music, great teachers, great dancing, and great fun! Featuring Joanne Brady, Veta Blakesley, Linda Reese and Jo Miller with DJ Paul Robertson
Ages: 50 and older
Location: Northgate Community Center,10515 5th Ave. NE
Date and time: Saturday October 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seatle.gov/parks/seniors/index.htm: #93011, or call 206-386-9106 or stop by your nearest community center.
Cost: $40.

Ravenna-Eckstein Freaky Fall Festival
It’s that spooky time of the year again! Join us for our annual evening of treats and a few tricks. Come in costume and enjoy carnival style games, crafts, a jumpy toy, and more! Meet your
neighbors, let your kids loose in the gym and have fun!
Ages: 1-12
Location: Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE
Date and time: Friday, October 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #90039
Cost: $3 per person

Northgate Halloween Wear ‘Em Out
Let your children dress up and show off their Halloween costumes in a warm and safe environment. We’ll have healthy treats and fun on hand!
Ages: 1 Month to 5 years
Location: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave. NE
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 5 – 8:45 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #90633
Cost: $5

Meadowbrook Haunted Bounce and Spook the Pool
Join us for a Haunted Bounce from 6:30-7:30 pm, including ghostly lighting, glow sticks, bounce toys and Halloweenspirational music. Then bounce up to the pool from 7:30-8:30 pm for
carnival games and prizes, featuring “ride that pumpkin”. Try to ride a 100 lb. pumpkin…and yes it floats! Standard age and height requirements apply.
Ages: All
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, 10517 35th Ave. NE
Date and time: Friday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Youth: $2 for the bounce, $3.25 for the pool; Adults: Free at the bounce, $4.75 for the pool

The Magnuson Spooky Sprint: 1 or 2 Mile Fun Run Plus Tot Sprint
This special Magnuson Community Center fun run includes a Special Tot Sprint (ages 3-5) to kick it off! Race check-in begins at 9 a.m. between the boat ramp and the swim beach. Please register ahead of time (by October 19) to guarantee a shirt. A t-shirt, award and refreshments are included for all! Costumes are optional but very fun!
Ages:  3-5 / 6-12
Location: Magnuson Park Beach, 7400 Sand Point Way NE
Date and time: Saturday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Codes for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #91265 for the Tot Sprint; #89966 for the  1 mile run; #89968 for the 2 mile run.
Cost: $18

Magnuson Community Center and Seattle Musical Theatre Halloween Make-up Headquarters
Kids….get your face painted by the theatre experts! Seattle Musical Theatre will be on hand to paint faces for the biggest dress-up day of the year! Call 206-684-7026 to make an
appointment.
Ages 2-12
Location: Magnuson Community Center lobby, 7110 62nd Ave. NE
Date and time: Wednesday, October 31, 3-5:30 p.m.
Cost: Donations are gratefully accepted.

 

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