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Parks & Recreation Plans Halloween Events

10/8/2012 9:40:09 AM

Contact: Mike Lockwood, 793-2339, ext. 225


Oct. 8, 2012

Contact: Mike Lockwood

(727) 793-2339, ext. 225

Parks & Recreation Plans Halloween Events

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The city's Parks & Recreation Department has planned activities to celebrate Halloween safely.

Halloween Doubles Scramble: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave. $30 entry fee includes food and refreshments. The scramble begins Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. with finals Saturday at 9 a.m. Dress in tennis-appropriate Halloween Costumes for bonus points. Deadline to register is Oct. 12. Call (727) 669-1919 for more information.

Spooktacular: Friday, Oct. 26, Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Entertainment includes the Trail of Terror, pumpkin patch, costume contest, inflatables, carnival games with prizes, and music. Call (727) 669-1914 for more information.

Fall Festival: Friday, Oct. 26, North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center, 900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., 5 to 8 p.m. Carnival games, inflatables, and refreshments provided. Free. Call (727) 462-6276 for more information.

Halloween Carnival: Tuesday, Oct. 30, Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade, 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy carnival games, refreshments, contests, prizes. Tickets are five for $1. Call (727) 462-6138 for more information.

Boo Bash: Wednesday, Oct. 31, Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Road, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This free event features interactive areas for kids, games, hayrides, a Haunted House, costume parade on field, and plenty of candy. For more information call (727) 467-4457 or visit

Sweet Swap: Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd. Trick-or-treaters ages 17 and under can donate their Halloween candy and receive a prize from the pumpkin prize box. Each pound of candy that is brought in earns an entry into a drawing for prizes such as a new bike, a Play Pass, and tickets to a local sports game. An extra entry can be earned by bringing in a thank you note to a U.S. serviceman or woman overseas. All candy collected will be sent to the armed forces. Call (727) 793-2320 for more information.