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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

St. Louis City Recreation Centers Host Halloween Events This Week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 4:37 PM

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Serious candy hauls require some heavy hitting of houses during the Halloween season. Yet, finding the perfect spot for your kiddos to trick or treat safely can be difficult, especially when it comes to busy streets and COVID germs.

The city of St. Louis is hoping to solve your family’s problem by providing a “fun, safe space” at five recreation centers for families to enjoy the Halloween spirit.



“Our staff has worked hard to make our recreation centers places where communities can come together, especially around holiday events,” Greg Hayes, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division Director, said in a statement. “I encourage anyone looking to celebrate Halloween to stop by one of our events this season.”

The city is hosting multiple trunk-or-treats, haunted halls and houses, dances and candy giveaways.

There are two recreation centers with scheduled events for October 28: One at 12th and Park (1410 S Tucker Boulevard) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and one at Marquette (4025 Minnesota Avenue) from 4 to 6 p.m. Marquette’s event is a trunk or treat, while the recreation center at 12th and Park features a haunted locker room, as well as a dance and treats.

On October 29, three separate events take place. Tandy Recreation Center (4206 Kennerly Avenue) will turn into a haunted house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wohl Recreation Center (1515 N Kingshighway Boulevard) is having a trunk or treat from 6 to 8:30 p.m., while Buder Recreation Center (2900 Hickory Street) is doing a candy giveaway from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Here’s hoping you gave your kid a sturdy bag for all the candy they’ll be hauling.

Follow Jenna on Twitter at @writesjenna. Email the author at jenna@riverfronttimes.com
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