Spooky Season is underway at Rolling Meadows Park District

Monday, October 9, 2023

From pumpkins and trick-or-treating to fitness and friendly frights, Rolling Meadows Park District is the perfect Halloween destination.

The fun kicks off with Family Pumpkin Carving, presented by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. Set for 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, the event will take place at the Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. Each participant will receive a pumpkin, with a variety of tools, templates, paints and colorful craft items for making the perfect Halloween masterpiece.

Families are invited to walk the path through Community Center Park to North Salk Park during Spooky Story Path, presented by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. Set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, this popular outdoor event features a hayride, spooktacular decorations and trick-or-treating. Early registration is highly recommended as this event sells out every year. Additional sponsors include Meadows Dental Care.

Rolling Meadows Park District Senior Center is also celebrating Halloween, with a Howl-O-Ween Luncheon at the Community Center. Set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, the luncheon is sponsored by Rolling Meadows State Farm and Oak Street Health. Costumes are encouraged at this festive event, which includes ghoulish treats and Halloween Bingo.

Put on your running -- or walking -- shoes and wear a costume for the Shannon McNamara Memorial 5K. Held annually each Sunday before Halloween, the event is set for 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, starting at Rolling Meadows High School, 2901 Central Road. Proceeds benefit the Shannon McNamara Scholarship Fund and the Rolling Meadows Park Foundation Scholarship Fund. The event includes a kids fun run and costume contest for participants and pets.

The vision of Rolling Meadows Park District is to inspire our community to live happier and healthier lives by providing exceptional opportunities to play, learn and grow.