Metro Parks is offering a variety of safe, free, family-oriented events for Halloween 2014. Listed below are a just few of the activities that are planned at community centers and other park facilities across the city. The events listed below are free and open to the public.
EAST PARK COMMUNITY CENTER: “Spooky Safe Night” includes a costume contest, cake walk, arts & crafts, spooky stories, black-out dance, trunk or treat, snacks, and a special surprise! Masks are not allowed at this event. The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, October 31. East Park Community Center is located at 600 Woodland Street. For more information, call 615.862.8448.
MADISON COMMUNITY CENTER: “Halloween Bash,” includes a carnival play, costume contests, haunted house, tattoo art (removable), face painting, and treat bags! The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30. Madison Community Center is located at 510 Cumberland Avenue. Call 615.862.8459, for more information.
CLEVELAND PARK and MCFERRIN COMMUNITY CENTERS: “Trick or Treat Lischey Street” is sponsored by the District 5 Neighborhood Association and includes train rides, hay rides, cake walk, costume contest, photo booth, haunted house, concession stand, and bounce house. Carnival games will be stationed at the two community centers and there is a trick or treat route between the two community centers. The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday, October 31 at the centers. Cleveland is located at North 6th Street at Vernon Winfrey Ave. McFerrin is located at 310 Grace Street. Call 615.862.8444 or 615.862.8458, for more information.
MCCABE COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities include games, storytelling, face painting, dancing, cupcake decorating, costume contest, snow cones, popcorn, and candy. A Hula Hoop performance is also scheduled. The event is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 31. McCabe Community Center is located at 101 46th Avenue North. Call (615) 862-8457, for more information.
FORT NEGLEY: “Day of the Dead Ancient Animals & Historic Peoples” is scheduled for Saturday, November 1. The event features a Haunted History Tour from 4: 30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Be sure to register to reserve your spot for the tour. Fossils are featured from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bring your fossils for identification and gather some new ones from the fossil pile. Fort Negley is located at 1100 Fort Negley Blvd. Call 615.862.8470, for more information.