Happy Halloween 2017

Halloween Events - 2017

Halloween Storytelling
Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for Halloween storytelling and crafts with Miss Tracey as she brings the story to life!  After the storytelling and crafts, stay for open play in the MAC!  Costumes are welcome! To Register call 314-615-8877

Age: All


Location: The Pavilion at Lemay

Day: Saturday, 10/28

Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

An Evening in the Cemetery
Governor Frederick Bates has been at rest for 192 years and he’s now rested well enough to visit with you at his graveside. Join Frederick, his wife Nancy, other members of the family and a few more resident ghosts in the family cemetery behind Thornhill, in Faust Park. The house will be appropriately decorated and historically dressed docents will explain mourning practices and superstitions of the period. Please come, the Governor is dying to meet you. Rain or Shine or Dark of Moon

Age: All

Location: Thornhill at Faust Park

Day: Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21

Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Cost: $5/person (under 4 are free)

St. Vincent Haunted Shelter Extravaganza 
Come enjoy candy, hot chocolate, S’mores and other treats under the Haunted St. Vincent Shelter. There will be best costume prizes, sand volleyball and other fun activities for the entire family. Call 314-615-8788 for more information.  

Ages: 5 and up
Location: St. Vincent Community Center

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28      
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.      
Cost: Free Admission


Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks                               

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at the Barracks. Candlelight and creaking floors in the buildings and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. Two story times offered. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8800 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com.

Age: All
Location: Jefferson Barracks Park
Day: Saturday, October 28
Time: Sessions at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person


Pumpkin Carving 
Hey Kids! (And Adults too!!) It’s time for Halloween and time for some pumpkin carving. Join a Park Ranger for a fun afternoon of  carving pumpkins in the park. Pumpkins, carving tools and designs will be provided. You can also bring your own favorite design, or just free-hand your carving. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386.

Ages: All
Location: Suson Park (Spindler Shelter)
Day: Sunday, October 29
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/participant

Halloween Boo-nanza     
Enjoy this family fun event which includes hayrides and a marshmallow roast around the bonfire. You’ll love our scavenger hunt where the first 10 to finish will win a prize! We’ll have more fun with crafts, pumpkin, a costume contest and our “Haunted Caverns” at the end of the program. Call 314-615-8839.

Age: All
Location: North County Recreation Complex

Day: Tuesday, October 31
Time:   6 - 8 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

Ghost Stories for Groups
If you would like to share an evening with those that love all things that go “bump” in the night, our story-tellers can customize an unforgettable spooky experience for your group. Reservations are required at least two-weeks in advance. Events can be held at Fort Belle Fontaine, the General Daniel Bissell House or Jefferson Barracks Park.
Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com for more information or to make your reservation. 

Cost is $10/person.


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Park Postings:

(As of 3/6/18 8:00 a.m.)

Parks closed due to flooding:
Al Foster Trail
Sherman Beach and Chubb Trails along the river are no longer under water, but are sandy and muddy with debris blocking places.

*Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern end that had to be re-routed.  The footing is sand and dirt. Users should be cautious of sand smears across the trail after rain events.

* Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this parking lot

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff Trail and Spring Valley Trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for construction.