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Get into the Spooky Spirit!

It’s officially October which means it’s time to get into the spooky spirit! Here are some fun things to do with the Park District as we approach Halloween. 

  • Less than bewitched by last year’s Halloween outfits? Creating closet room for a new costume? Donate your old threads and give kids a night of happy haunting! Donate at any Champaign Park District facility by October 13 and we’ll be giving away costumes on October 15 at Douglass Community Center from 10a to noon


  • Are you ready to find pumpkins all over Champaign- Urbana? We’ve teamed up again with Urbana Park District to hide pumpkins in the parks throughout October…But this year will be a bit different! This year, we are hiding HUNDREDS of laminated pumpkins with QR codes for you to find throughout Champaign & Urbana Park districts. Once you find a pumpkin, scan the QR code to submit your entry into a drawing to win a prize bag filled with CPD and UPD goodies on November 1, 2022. You get to keep the pumpkins you find too!Be sure when you snap a picture for your submission to share your discoveries with us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts by tagging #CUpumpkinhunt.


  • Join us on Saturday, October 22 from 12-2p for Nightmare on Grove Street at Douglass Community Center! Enjoy activities, free candy giveaway, and more! Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian.


  • In this fast-paced night time Boo-Rific Halloween Egg Hunt, kids will race against time and others in pursuit of thousands of eggs. Come in costume and bring your flashlight and a basket for collecting eggs on Saturday, October 8 at the brand new Martens Center! Register by October 5 so you don’t miss out on this event!


  • Let your imagination run wild and create a medley of monsters at Monster Mania on October 15th and 22nd! Kids will use pinch and coil techniques to sculpt and decorate creatures from clay. During the first class you’ll sculpt our monsters and during the second class you’ll paint them with brightly colored ceramics underglazes. No experience needed! Register by October 8 to join the fun! 


  • Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is hosting their annual Halloween Boo-nanza Halloween Party for kiddos with disabilities! Come dressed in your favorite costume and have a ball. We will play games, create crafts, enjoy treats, and most importantly, have FUN with our friends! Halloween Boo-nanza Halloween Party is happening on Saturday, October 29 from 5 – 6:30p. Register by October 22nd!


  • Come out to Flannel Fest and smash some pumpkins! We’re smashing pumpkins on October 14 from 5-7p and on October 15 from 11a-7p. Don’t miss the fun fall festivities and come out to Flannel Fest!


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