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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Halloween Howls and Haunted Houses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/11/2013  2:20:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


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

Southwest Seattle: Alki, Delridge, Hiawatha, High Point, South Park

Southwest Halloween Carnivals
Join us in a family night of spooktacular fun! This year we have more new games, treats and prizes! Costumes are encouraged and optional. Food will be available for purchase.
Ages: 11 and younger
Cost: $0.25 per ticket

  • Location: Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens St.

Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.

  • Location: Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW

Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

  • Location: Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW

Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6-8 p.m.

  • Location: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S

Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

High Point Fall Festival
Everyone in the family is invited to join in 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. If able, we request a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.
Ages: 5-12 years old
Location: High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW
Date and time: Thursday, October 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: Donation of a non-perishable food item for the West Seattle Food Bank

 

High Point 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.
Location: High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW
Date and time: Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 5-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $2

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 29, 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $5

Southwest Pool and Teen Life Center Halloween Events
Family Swim: 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!
Carnival: Fun games and activities for kids 10 and under.  Local Southwest teens are volunteers will run the games to ensure that your little goblins have a great time.
Ages: All; anyone under 18 must be accompanied in the water by an adult
Location: Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle St.
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6-7:30 p.m.; Swim 7-8 p.m.
Cost for family swim: Free Fall Carnival: $0.25 per ticket.

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 Ramon Franklin at 206-684-7451 for information about volunteering. October 24 is for teens; October 26 and 27 are for all ages.
Location: South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S
Ages: Teens
Date and time: Thursday, October 24 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free October 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
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Ages: All
Dates and times: Friday October 25 and Saturday, 26 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Cost: $2

Northwest Seattle: Ballard, Bitter Lake, Green Lake, Loyal Heights,
and Magnolia Community Centers and Madison Pool
Ballard Fall Festival
The leaves are turning colors and it is a great time to celebrate fall. Bring the whole family and join us for a day of fantastic fall activities such as apple pressing, scarecrow making (bring old clothes) and bouncehouses bouncing.
Ages: 2-10
Location: Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW
Time and date: Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #105184
Cost: $5 at the door, $4 ahead of time

Bitter Lake Halloween Carnival
Bring the entire family for an evening of ghoulish fun! Enjoy carnival games, holiday entertainment, face painting, candy, prizes, two large jump toys, and the ever popular cakewalk. 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 26, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $0.25 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 bag. Festivities include carnival games, crafts, mini pumpkin decorating, cookie
decorating, cakewalk and ghastly prizes. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up and run carnival games. Game tickets are $0.50 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 25, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $0.50 per ticket2012

Magnolia Pumpkin Carving
Nothing says Halloween like pumpkin carving. We will provide theme refreshments and everything you need to carve your pumpkin.
Ages: All
Location: Magnolia Community Center, 2550 35th Ave. W
Date and time: Thursday, October 31, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $3 per child. Bring your own pumpkin.

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

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

Fort 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 26,  2-4 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #105074
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 24, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #104959
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 26, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #105248
Wednesday, October 30, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #105249         
Cost: Free

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

Garfield Creepy Crawl
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 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.
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Entry $1, pizza slice combo $2.00

 

Medgar Evers Pool Spooky Swamp Swim
The whole family can kick off the season with a free Halloween-themed public swim.  Participate in a pumpkin race, follow clues to find prizes, or splash and swim in the pool.  Pool-friendly costumes are encouraged. This is guaranteed family fun for all ages.
Ages: All; children under 6 must be accompanied in the water with an  swimmer in water
Location: Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Miller Mighty Mites Crazy Costume Contest
Attention all superheroes, monsters, ballerinas and princesses, Miller Community Center wants to invite you to show off your best costume. The event will be full of games, treats and prizes.
Ages: All
Location: Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E,
Date and time: Thursday, October 31, 10 a.m.-noon

Montlake Fall Carnival
Come 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, call 206-684-4736.
Ages: 5-12
Location: Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St.
Date and time: Wednesday, October 30, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

Queen Anne Fall Tot Carnival
Have your tots try on their Halloween costumes and join in some pre-Halloween fun. Our mini carnival will have games, treats and fun for all. Costumes are optional but encouraged!
Location: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W
Date and time: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $3 per tot

Queen Anne Pool Free Halloween Swim
Come join us for a howling good time at Queen Anne Pool as we celebrate a splashing good time of fun and activities. Prizes and treats.
Location: Queen Anne Pool, 1920 1st Ave. W
Date and time: Friday, October 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

Yesler Halloween Carnival
Join Yesler Community Center staff to 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

 

 

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

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 and 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 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $1 per person

Jefferson Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
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.
Location: Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $0.25 per game, $1 per person for Haunted House

Rainier Toddler Harvest Festival
Join us for fun activities to celebrate fall with your toddlers ages 1-5. Costumes are welcome. Bring a bag to take home goodies.
Ages 1-5
Location: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S
Date and time: Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Van Asselt Teen Halloween Flashlight Hunt and Carnival
Van Asselt and our Teen program will host a Halloween flashlight hunt and will include carnival games and activities.
Ages: 10-17
Location: Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St.
Date and time: Thursday, October 31, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

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

 

Ravenna-Eckstein Freaky Fall Festival
It’s that spooky time of 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 18, 6-8 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #90039
Cost: $5 per person; $15 for family of 4 or more

Ravenna-Eckstein Haunted House
Love the adrenalin rush of being scared? Bring your friends for a night in the haunted house. Created and directed by Ravenna-Eckstein Teen programs. Proceeds go to help youth scholarship. One entry per ticket. But there is no escape!
Location: Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE
Dates and times: Thursday, October 17, (teens free) 7:30-9 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.  Saturday, October 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Code for registering online at www.seattle.gov/parks: #105173
Cost: $5

Meadowbrook Haunted Bounce and Spook the Pool
Join us for a Haunted Bounce 6:30-7:30 p.m., including ghostly lighting, glow sticks, bounce toys and “ Halloweenspirational” music. Then bounce up to the pool from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for
carnival games and prizes like “ride that pumpkin”, deep sea fishing and our special glow-in-the-dark room. We feature fun not fright!  
Ages: All (children under 4’ and 6 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water.)
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, 10517 35th Ave. NE
Date and time: Friday, October 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost for youth: $2 for the bounce, $3.75 for the pool
Cost for adults: free at the bounce, just $2 for the pool

Magnuson Community Center and Seattle Musical Theatre Halloween Make-up Headquarters
Kids get your face painted by theater 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: Thursday, October 31, 3-5 p.m.
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted

For more information on any of the events contact your local community center.   For more information  look at on-line brochures found on the community center and pool webpages. http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/default.htm.

 

 

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