Milwaukee County Parks announces list of Halloween fun

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- Costumes, candy, hay rides and trick-or-treating -- Milwaukee County Parks are offering some fun and safe options to celebrate Halloween this year.

Here's a look at some of the events:

“The Hill Has Eyes” at The Rock Sports Complex in Whitnall Park
The Rock opens its “scare season” Sept. 30, with a Thursday-through-Saturday schedule through Oct. 30. Five attractions begin with guests being hooded and led to the “gates of madness.” Next, visitors follow the trails Failed Escape and Hunger Hallow, ride the zombie-infested Scare Lift; and experience CARNIvore, a macabre carnival. General admission ranges from $25-34. The Rock is located at 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive. For more information, visit

28th Annual “Halloween Haunts” at Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park
Pre-Event: Oct 12, from 9 a.m. until all pumpkins are carved (about 4 p.m.), the public is invited to carve truckloads of pumpkins for the jack-o-lantern-lit trail to “The Enchanted Forrest” at Halloween Haunts.

Oct. 13 & 14 (Oct. 15 has SOLD OUT), costumed guides will lead a humorous, educational and slightly spooky trek along a jack-o-lantern-lit trail. During the event designed for families with children age 4-10, characters (such as the wise-cracking Mr. Bones, V.W. Frog, and The Decomposers) will talk about the connection between humans and nature’s misunderstood Halloween creatures. Advance ticket purchase is required. Ticket prices are $10 for non-Milwaukee County Residents and $7 for Milwaukee County Residents and members of Friends of Wehr. Parking is free. The Nature Center is located at 9701 W. College Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Nature Center at (414) 425-8550 or visit

 “Trek ‘n Treat” at Grant Park

Oct. 16, from 1:30-4 p.m., families are invited on an educational trek along the Seven Bridges Trail. A wheelchair-accessible route is available. Treats and activities for the kids. General admission is $2 per


participant. The event takes place at Picnic Area 5 in Grant Park, 100 E Hawthorne Ave. For more information, visit

“Pumpkin Pavilion” at Humboldt Park
Pre-Event: Oct. 19 and 20, the public is invited to carve hundreds of pumpkins for the “Pumpkin Pavilion.”

The Halloween event is set to glow Oct. 21 and 22, from 5-10 p.m., and will be filled with pumpkin displays, music, food, and activities. The Park is located at 3000 S. Howell Ave. For more information, visit

Lions Club “Pumpkin Fest” at Hales Corners Park
Oct. 21 and 22, from 2-9 p.m. pumpkins will be available for children and adults to carve for display for all to enjoy. Jack-o-lanterns will be judged and prizes will be awarded in multiple age categories. Hales Corners Park is located at 5765 S. New Berlin Road. For more information, visit

Zombie House @ Pond at Mill Pond on Oak Creek Parkway
Oct. 21 and 22, from 5-9 p.m. The warming house is located on Oak Creek Parkway at the Mill Pond. For more information, visit

Halloween in Greenfield Park
Saturday, Oct. 22 from 4-8 p.m., the Community Alliance Against Drugs will offer a costume parade, free treat bags to the first 500 kids 12 and under who come in costume, hay rides, campfire, crafts, and “spooky stuff.” The event is free. Food will be available for purchase. Greenfield Park Picnic Area 3A may be accessed from the Lincoln Avenue entrance, just east of 124th Street. For more information, visit

Kosciuszko Community Center Presents “Children’s Safety Fair and Family Halloween Event”
Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m., families will enjoy a haunted house, games, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and free hot dogs and chips. Resource tables will also be featured. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The number of tickets is limited. Tickets are $3 per person. Everyone must have a ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The park is located at 2201 S. 7 St. For more information, call the Kosciuszko Community Center at (414) 645-4624 or visit

“Ghosts Under Glass” Returns to the Mitchell Park Domes
Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-9 p.m., Friends of The Domes invites families to enjoy a night of safe indoor trick or treating, a carnival with games and prizes, a tour of the “Halloween Dome of Doom,” a magician, light shows, and Halloween crafts. Each child will receive a free pumpkin and a starter bag of trick-or-treat candy. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Zilli’s Hospitality Group. Special-event admission is $8 per person; children age 2 and under, free. The Domes is located at 524 S. Layton Blvd. For more information, call (414) 257-5608 or visit

Additional Public Halloween & Trick-or-Treating Events in the Milwaukee County Parks
As public events are planned, they will be posted at