Halloween Fun in Twin Cities Parks & Nature Centers

Parks and nature center Halloween events are for the wild families of the Twin Cities. Three Rivers Parks and other nature centers have their annual spooky events coming up in October. St. Paul and Minneapolis also love to get in Halloween Park Fun. Get a last chance at nature before winter takes over.

More Halloween fun in the Twin Cities: Find our monster lists of FREE Halloween events and plan-ahead (fee based) Halloween activities.

Nature Center Halloween Events – Three Rivers Parks

Sign up for Three Rivers events through their calendar of events here. Most of these events require pre-registration. Search by Keyword “Halloween” or use the Activity # for individual events. Call 763-559-6700 to register for Three Rivers events.

10/19/19: Baker Boo Camping Event | Baker Park Reserve Campground, Maple Plain   Decorate your campsite, play carnival games, carve a pumpkin, enjoy live entertainment, march in the costume parade and trick-or-treat through the Baker Boo Neighborhood and campsite loops. Activity #4CRD000T. Reservations required by 10/9/19, a $54 program fee is charged per campsite.

10/23/19: Pumpkin Carving | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
Find inspiration and carve your next masterpiece. Finish with a mass pumpkin lighting and marshmallow roasting. Pumpkins, samples, natural decorating materials, and simple carving tools provided. Activity #4SIL4655. 5:30-7:30pm, $8/pp.

10/26/19: Big Woods Halloween | Eastman Nature Center, Dayton
Carnival games, pumpkin scavenger hunt, giant web walk challenge, trick-or-treating along a woodland trail, brewing something up by the cauldron and more. Refreshments included. Activity #4ENC000T. 10am-3pm, $7/pp.

10/26/19: Old-fashioned Trick-or-Treat | The Landing, Shakopee
Trick-or-treat along candlelit paths; greeted by costumed characters; horse-drawn trolley; hot cider. Activity #4LAN300T. Every half hour, 4-8pm. $5-$9/pp.

10/26/19: Enchanted Forest Halloween | Lowry Nature Center, Victoria
Dress in costume; trick-or-treat along character trail, storytelling, crafts, cookies, carnival games, music and a mad scientist puppet show. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. Activity #4LNC100T. 5-9pm, $7/pp, under 2 free.

10/26/19: Trick-or-Treat Geocaching | French Regional Park, Plymouth
Explore the park on a geocaching adventure complete with candy treats and festive tricks. Equipment provided. #4REC5550. 1-3pm, $10/pp.

10/26/19: Trick-or-Treat Geocaching | Coon Rapids Dam, Brooklyn Park | Explore the park on a geocaching adventure complete with candy treats and festive tricks. Costumes encouraged. Equipment provided. #4CRD5550.

10/27/19: Trick-or-Treat Geocaching | Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake
Explore the park on a geocaching adventure complete with candy treats and festive tricks. Equipment provided. #4SCT5550. 2-4pm, $5/pp.

10/27/19: Skull Challenge | Eastman Nature Center, Dayton
Test your knowledge of mystery animal skulls. Drop in anytime. 1-3pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Puppet Escapades Halloween Fun | Eastman Nature Center, Dayton
Enjoy a silly puppet show with your preschooler. End with a short hike, craft, or other activity. Ages: 2-6, plus adult. Activity #4ENC0110. 10-11am, $4/pp.

Nature Center Halloween Events – Other Nature Centers

10/18/19: Scary Stories | Lake Elmo Nordic Center
Listen to both not-so-scary and scary stories while roasting s’mores and drinking apple cider around a fire. Trails will be lit and open until 9:30 pm for night hiking. No reservation required. 6-8pm, FREE with Vehicle Permit ($7/daily or $30/annual).

10/18/19 & 10/19/19: Westwood Annual Halloween Party | Rec Center, St Louis Park   This year the Westwood Halloween Party and Little Goblin Bash are combining. Entertainment by DJ Bob, carnival games, trick-or-treat on M other Nature’s Trail, puppet show and refreshments. 6:30-9:30pm, $9-$12/pp, pre-registration required.

10/19/19: Half-Haunted Halloween | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield
Come dressed as your favorite superhero! Tickets include trick-or-treating (expect to take about 90 mins), storytelling, Halloween dance, cocoa and cookies. Event entry 2-6pm, $5/pp, purchase tickets at the nature center.

10/19/19: Pumpkin Night in the Park | Springbrook Nature Center, Fridley
Family-friendly Halloween event with enchanted trails, fire dancers, Monster Bingo, DJ Dance, 1000 glowing pumpkins and more. 6-10pm, $8/pp in advance, $10/door, under age 3 free.

10/25/19: Little Goblins Costume Party | Wargo Nature Center
For ages 8 and under. Themed carnival games and crafts, refreshments, photo opportunities, flashlight hike. Costumes encouraged for kids and adults. Don’t forget your camera. Pre-registration is required. 6:30-8pm, $8/child plus tax, adults free.

10/26/19: Tamarack Trick-or-Treat | Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake
The non-spooky event includes games, old fashioned hand-pressed cider, trick-or-treating, and live animal encounters. Early pre-registration encouraged. 3-5:30 pm, register for start times of 3, 3:20, 3:40 or 4pm. $7.50/child, $3.50/adult.

10/26/19: Halloween Hoopla | Dodge Nature Center, West St Paul
All ages party with face painting, meeting some slithery friends, dancing, marshmallows over a bonfire, games and treats. 2-5pm, $8/pp advance, $12/pp day of.

10/26/19: Not-So-Scary Nature Trail | Outdoor Center, Eden Prairie
Learn about not-so-scary things associated with Halloween, like bats, owls, snakes, eagles and so much more while collecting a Halloween treat at each station. 6-9pm, $8/pp Staggered Start Times. Pre-Register for your time.

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Halloween in St Paul & Minneapolis Parks

Almost every neighborhood in Minneapolis and Saint Paul offers their own version of Halloween Park Fun. These are scheduled so you can choose attend them instead or in addition to trick or treating. We’ve also tossed in some community bonfires that aren’t strictly Halloween, but seasonal.

There are so many parks in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that we have separated out their Halloween events. If you are looking for events in suburban parks try our Free HalloweenPlan Ahead Halloween or Nature Center articles.

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Saint Paul Halloween Park Fun

10/4/19: Movies in the Parks: Hocus Pocus | Como Regional Park
Kick off the Halloween season with an outdoor movie. Meet at the Como Picnic Pavilion for movie, climbing wall, games and a costume concert. 5:30-9pm, FREE and open to the public.

10/5/19: Fall Bonfire | Linwood Recreation Center
Celebrate fall with this family-friendly bonfire. 5-8pm, FREE and open to the public.

10/17/19: Halloween Messy Monsters/Mummies | Wilder Rec Center, St Paul
Make a messy, monster-themed art project and leave the mess at the park. FREE, but registration required.

10/22/19: Halloween Party | Hazel Park Rec Center
Carnival games, jump castle, arts and crafts, face painting for families. Bring a camera for the photo booth. 5-8pm, FREE.

10/22/19: Bonfire and Fall Sport Celebration | Hayden Heights Recreation Center
Play flag football, try the climbing tower, play fun games, or keep warm by the fire. 6-7:30pm, FREE.

10/24/19: Halloween Party | Duluth & Case Rec Center
Carnival games, Arts & Crafts and jump castle and more. 6-7:30pm, FREE.

10/24/19: Halloween Party | Highland Park | Carnival games & crafts. 6-7:30pm, FREE.

10/25/19: Halloween Cookie Making | Duluth & Case Rec Center
Class includes both baking and art activities for Halloween. 1:30-2:30pm, $2/pp.

10/25/19: MJM Halloween Bash | Merriam Park Rec Center
Activities include a petting zoo, jump castle, haunted house, snacks and more! Wear your best costume for the costume contest! Registration required. 6-9pm, $5/pp.

10/25/19: Halloween Bonfire | Northwest Como Recreation Center
DJ, bonfire, all-ages costume contest, concessions available. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/25/19: Halloween Party | Battle Creek Rec Center
Games, crafts, bouncy house and activities for families with kids 6th grade and under. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/25/19: Halloween Party | Palace Rec Center, St Paul
Games and crafts. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/29/19: Halloween Party | McDonough Rec Center
Halloween games, crafts and family fun. Costumes encouraged. 5:30-7:30pm, FREE.

10/30/19: Tot Time Halloween Celebration | Battle Creek Rec Center
Halloween themed fun for the little ones. Bounce house, Halloween themed craft, snacks and a movie. 10:30am-12:30pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Craft | Battle Creek Rec Center
Halloween themed craft and caramel apples! 2:30-3:30pm, FREE, but registration required.

10/31/19: Fall Festival | West Minnehaha Rec Center
Enjoy refreshments, games, music, haunted house and costume contest. 5-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Bonfire | Rice Rec Center
Roasted marshmallows and hot dogs on a bonfire. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Storytime & Craft Fun Party | Phalen Park Rec Center
Story-time, simple craft and build your own edible art project. Costumes welcome. 6:30-7:45pm, FREE, but registration required.

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Minneapolis Halloween Park Fun

10/19/19: Art Buddies Halloween Costume Making | Pershing Park
Create your best Halloween costume yet – while raising money for Art Buddies! Bring your imagination and ideas – they’ll provide the rest. Email info@artbuddies.org for more information or to register. Only 50 spaces available. 12-4:30pm, FREE.

10/25/19: Tiny Tot Halloween Party | Logan Park
Open gym, bounce house, face painting, art project, healthy snack and treat bags. Costumes Encouraged 6 and under. Please pre-register. 10am-12pm, FREE.

10/25/19: Armatage Fall Fest | Armatage Park
Wear a costume. Trick or Treat trail; horse drawn hayride, bonfire, s’mores, music. 6-8:30pm, FREE.

10/26/19: “Thriller” Halloween | Central Gym Park
Music, bounce house, pizza, games, and goodie bags. 1-4pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Halloween Falls of Fun | Minnehaha Falls
Wear a costume. Hayride, inflatables, roast marshmallows, trick or treat, dance party. 1-4pm, $5 at the door (Note: Minnehaha charges for parking, too.).

10/26/19: Monster Mash Halloween Party | Lynnhurst Park
Party includes a moonwalk, age appropriate games, activities, crafts, and treats. Wear a costume. 1-3pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Monster Mash Halloween Party | Windom South
Party includes a moonwalk, age appropriate games, activities, crafts, and treats.  Wear a costume. 1-3pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Van Cleve Halloween Party | Van Cleve Park
Age appropriate games, activities and treats and a magic show at the end. 4-6pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Thrill Kenwood | Kenwood Park
Halloween block party co-hosted by ARTrageous Adventures. Activities include zombie makeovers and caricatures, music, creation stations and other activities. 3-6pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Halloween at the Hills | Linden Hills Park
A fun and safe environment for the whole family. Treats will be provided. 3-5pm, FREE.

10/26/19: Pumpkin Carving | Bottineau Park
Carve and decorate pumpkins in the Rec Center while supplies last. Pre-Register for this Event. 1-3:30pm, FREE.

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10/27/19: Animal Masquerade Party | North Mississippi Regional Park
Dress as animals for a non-spooky afternoon of games, dancing and  leaf mask creating. 1-3:30pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Bottineau Halloween Party | Bottineau Park
Trick-or-treat at the park and enjoy family fun. 6-7:30pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Party | Bryant Square Park
Preschool through 5th grade party with music, games, prizes and more. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19 Halloween Party | Harrison Park
Craft games, candy and lots of fun. Geared towards Ages 1-12 years. 4-7pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Party and Parade | Matthews Park
Seward neighborhood parade starts outside at 4pm sharp. A party with games and treats will directly follow the parade inside. 4-6pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Bonfire | Loring Park
Outdoor fire with hot cocoa and s’mores. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Party | Painter Park
Drop In Halloween Party with games, candy, and pop corn. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Windom NE Halloween Party | Windom NE Park
Wear costumes, enjoy some food, games, and entertainment. Intended as a fun, extended stop on your Halloween route. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Spooktacular | Farview Park
All ages event with snacks, refreshments, candy, and treat bags for kids. Costumes encouraged, but not required. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Trunk or Treat Halloween Party | Folwell Park
An alternative to house to house trick or treating, go from car trunk to trunk collecting candy and playing games all in one spot. Each trunk will be decorated. 6-9pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Tiny Tot Halloween Party | Creekview Park
Kids ages 6 & under are encouraged to wear costumes. Activities include treats, games, music and a scream contest. 11am-12:30pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Party: Way Out West | Pearl Park
Annual masquerade party, including a castle bounce house, craft project, games, and a wild west themed “I Spy” room. 10:30am-12pm, $5/child.

10/31/19: Fuller Halloween | Fuller Park
Drop in between for some trick-or-treat fun and games. 5:30-7:30pm, FREE.

11/1/19: Fuller Halloween Movie Night | Fuller Park
All ages screening of The Addams Family. Space is limited. 7-8:30pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Halloween Trick or Treat | North Commons Park
Drop in while trick or treating to grab some treats and warm up with hot chocolate. Geared towards Ages 1-12. 6-8pm, FREE.

10/31/19: Trunk or Treat | Webber Park
Trick or treat from car to car. Candy. Games. Fun. 6-8pm , FREE. 

10/31/19: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party | Powderhorn | 6pm-8pm | MPRB naturalist, kids activities, bounce house, and treats for all! FREE. 

10/31/19: Halloween Spooktacular | Phillips Park
All ages fun, with spooky activities, snacks, refreshments, and Halloween candy, for kids. Costumes encouraged, but not required. 6-8pm.

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