DPR Hosts Halloween Events Starting Oct. 24

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The Mars Wrigley Halloween Treat Truck has become an anticipated Halloween tradition at Barry Farms Rec. Courtesy: DC DPR

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host dozens of Halloween events from Oct, 24 to Oct. 31. These free events for youth, adults and pets promise treats –and perhaps a few tricks for residents throughout all eight wards.

“From witches to superheroes, and all the ghosts and goblins in between, everyone is sure to find a spook-takular time at one of our many DPR Halloween events,” said DPR Director Delano Hunter.

Highlights of DPR’s Halloween events in 2022 include:

  • Mars Wrigley Presents “Candy Land”

Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Rd,. SE) Monday, Oct. 24, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.

In partnership with Mars Wrigley, this annual event is a candy and costume giveaway along with Halloween festival.

  • Ward 7 “Haunted House on the Hill”

Fort Davis Recreation Center (1400 41st Street, SE) October 26, 27, and 28, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. each day

This annual tradition is back offering a scary, fun-filled tour of the haunted house.

  • Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch & Resource Fair

King-Greenleaf Recreation Center (201 N St. SW) Oct. 29, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy pumpkins, Halloween fun, and a candy drop along with organizations and agencies sharing information on resources available to the community.

  • Wheels Up, Hay Down: Roving Leaders Fall Festival

Oxon Run Park (1200 Block of Mississippi Avenue SE). Oct. 31, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join the DPR for a fun-filled fall festival with the area’s first-ever candy drop where candy is dropped to children from a fire truck ladder.

  • Haunted Hoops

Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress St. NE) Oct 31, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Participate in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in costume or just enjoy the arts and crafts, picture booth, and treats.

But there’s way, way more –maybe something near(er) you! For a comprehensive list of all DPR Halloween events and to register, visit DPR.events.