Lakewood's traditional Halloween Carnivals offer fun and safety for youngsters on October's scariest night. Special carnival activities are typically scheduled for October 31, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Halloween Carnivals are for the whole family and feature game booths, special contests and prizes for the kids. Events are typically held at Biscailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks.
Four parks typically have a super-scary "haunted house" for little ghosts and goblins to venture inside. Try the "Park Finder" at www.lakewoodcity.org/parkfinder to locate which of the above Lakewood neighborhood parks is closest to you.
Support for the carnivals comes from community volunteers, civic organizations and Lakewood Tot Lot parents. Volunteers are needed to run carnival booths and assist with the haunted houses. For more information, call the park nearest you or Lakewood City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.