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Halloween Fun For All at County Parks

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San Diego County Parks and Community Centers are hosting an array of fun, safe, family-friendly Halloween activities this weekend.

Lakeside, Spring Valley and Fallbrook Community Centers will be hosting Halloween Festivals on Sunday, October 31. Festival activities include costume contests, games, videos, astro jumps, face painting, balloons, and tricks and treats. Community Center locations and festival times include:

  • Spring Valley Community Center - 8735 Jamacha Boulevard from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Fallbrook Community Center/ La Paloma Elementary School – 300 Heald Lane in Fallbrook from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Lakeside Community Center - 9841 Vine Street from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free pumpkins will be provided to the first 25 participants. The featured movie presentation will be the animated box office hit, “How to Train Your Dragon.” Families are encouraged to bring pumpkins, carving tools, lawn chairs, blankets, sweaters and flashlights. Light snacks will be served. A donation of $1 per child under 13 and $2 per adult is suggested. Children under 3 are free. Hellhole Canyon is located at 19324 Santee Lane in Valley Center. 

Dos Picos County Park will feature Haunted Trail Hikes on Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The scary, but kid-friendly, trail hikes will include a moderate walk with some hills and uneven surfaces. Younger hikers must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight. The Haunted Hikes are free and parking is $3. Dos Picos Park is located at 17953 Dos Picos Park Road in Ramona.

The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation has partnered with local community organizations to sponsor these Halloween in the Park activities.

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