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Mayor Bowser Presents Dozens of Fun, Free Halloween Events for Children, Teens, and Adults Across the District

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
More than One Thousand Residents Expected to Attend Halloween-Related Activities Led By the Mayor’s Department of Parks and Recreation

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contacts: Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – On today, October 31, the Bowser Administration, led by the DC Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), will host nearly one thousand DC residents at over twenty Halloween-related events across the District. DPR also opened its decorated headquarters to trick-or-treaters from nearby elementary schools on Halloween.

“Mayor Bowser encourages us each year to provide an even greater variety of safe and engaging activities for kids, teens, and adults during the Halloween season,” said DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. "And each year, we continue to expand our events, including those on Halloween, to more and more neighborhoods, providing Washingtonians across the District the opportunity to participate in fun, free activities designed for the whole family.”

This year, DPR launched Halloween-related activities on October 24 at Barry Farm Recreation Center with an event that provided free costumes to 500 DC children. Upcoming DPR Halloween events will range in size and theme from the “Tiny Tots Costume Party” to the 20th Anniversary of DPR's largest Halloween event, “Haunted House at Fort Davis.”

To find or RSVP for a Halloween event at a recreation center near you, visit www.DPR.events. With high levels of excitement already, some events are already at capacity; therefore, it is highly encouraged to RSVP. Find and use the hashtag #DPRHalloween18 to stay informed.

Halloween at DPR Recreation Centers:

Fort Davis Haunted House - Oct. 29 - Oct. 31
Fort Davis Recreation Center | 1400 41st Street, SE Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
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Tiny Tots Halloween Celebration
Sherwood Recreation Center | 640 10th Street, NE Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Halloween Party
Guy Mason Recreation Center | 3600 Calvert Street, NW Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
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Halloween Fest
Hearst Recreation Center | 3950 37th Street, NW Time: 3:30 pm - 6 pm
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Halloween Candy Giveaway
Arboretum Community Center | 2412 Rand Place, NE Time: 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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All Hollows Eve
Chevy Chase Community Center | 5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
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Halloween Haunted House
Kenilworth Recreation Center | 4321 Ord Street, NE Time: 4 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halloween Family Fun Night
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center | 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE Time: 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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Tiny Tots Costume Party
Hamilton Recreation Center | 1340 Hamilton Street, NW Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
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Spooooky Halloween Bash
King Greenleaf Recreation Center | 201 N Street, SW Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
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Halloween Party
Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center | 501 Riggs Road, NE Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
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Ghoul March
Petworth Recreation Center | 801 Taylor Street, NW Time: 5:30 pm - 7 pm
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Halloween/Harvest Day
Emery Heights Community Center | 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW Time: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
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Spooky Hallway Walk
Marie Reed Recreation Center | 2200 Champlain Street, NW Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halloween Spook
Lamond Recreation Center | 20 Tuckerman Street, NE Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halloween Party 2K18
Kennedy Recreation Center | 1401 7th Street, NW Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
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Halloween Spook Dance
Deanwood Recreation Center | 1350 49th Street, NE Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
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Spooktacular Haunted House
Bald Eagle Recreation Center | 100 Joliet Street, SW Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
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Spook-A-Ween-Jamboree
Hillcrest Recreation Center | 3100 Denver Street, SE Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halloween Party
Ridge Road Recreation Center | 830 Ridge Road, SE Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
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Halloween Haunted Rec
Fort Stanton Recreation Center | 1812 Erie Street, SE Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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About DPR

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.