Don't Trash Your Pumpkins, Smash Them!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Bring your post-Halloween pumpkins to the Community Center as we "smash" pumpkins for compost using our special custom contraption created by our own Parks Crew!

Set for 9-11am Saturday, November 4, Pumpkin Smash will take place behind the Community Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive. Adding a unique twist to the event is the special pumpkin smashing device created by Rolling Meadows Park District’s own Parks Department.

"This will be a fun experience for all ages to enjoy, plus it's a great alternative to pumpkins going to landfills after Halloween," said Recreation Supervisor Kailey Schwartzhoff. "Our parks team worked hard creating the device and they're really excited to debut it!"

Participants are asked to remove any candles, decorations or other materials from their pumpkins prior to the event.