Campers create a spooky haunted house during Halloween Hullabaloo
Scorpions will take center stage during Martin Park's "Things that Go Bump in the Night"
Spiders, Snakes, Bats and more will haunt the Martin Park woods during "Haunted Hikes"
Glow sticks will light up the pool during our Halloween Teen Swim

Join the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department as we scare up an October filled with spooky family fun. From creature features, haunted hikes and Halloween-themed camps, we have plenty of treats for every goblin in the family.

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial
Saturday, October 1   3 p.m.

When the sun sets on the Oklahoma plains, several wildlife species are just starting their day. Come hear about the nighttime habits of wildlife common to Oklahoma during this naturalist-led program for children ages 6 and older. FREE to the public. 

Haunted Holiday Performing Arts Camp

Games, crafts and haunted house building are all part of the wickedly-good fun during NW Optimist's Haunted Holiday Camp, where campers ages 11-17 will learn stage craft and build their own "haunted" house suitable for youngsters. Then as Friday draws night, the center will lock down for its annual "Haunted Hullabaloo" where goblins of every age can enjoy spooky Halloween-themed fun during this overnight, lock-in event.

 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 10-14 
      (Hullabaloo begins at 5 p.m. Fri, October 14 and runs through 8 a.m. Sat, October 15.)
Where: NW Optimist Performing Arts Center, 3301 N Grand Boulevard
Fee: $100 per participant (Hullabaloo included in camp fee)

Call NW Optimist at (405) 297-1437 for more information and to register.

Bigfoot, Werewolves and Chupacubras, Oh My!
Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial
Saturday, October 15  3 p.m.

Does bigfoot roam the Arbuckles? Have Chupacubras been found in Edmond? Come separate the creature from the tale as park naturalists dig deep to uncover the truth behind these popular urban wildlife myths.  FREE to the public. Children ages 6 and older are welcome. 

Nighttime is the Right Time for Scorpions
Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial
Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m.  

With their sharp pincers and curved tails, these ancient arachnids can stir up quite the fright – but do they live up to their stinging reputation? Dr. Doug Gaffin, biologist from the University of Oklahoma, will share his knowledge about scorpions and show them off to visitors in a new light. 

Halloween on the Green
Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36th Street
Saturday, October 29  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

All Ages   
Join us for Fall-tastic Family Fun during "Halloween on the Green." Decorate sugar skulls, paint faces, create spooky crafts and even pot a plant to take home. Cost: $5 
No registration required.

Halloween Glow Swim
Foster Indoor Pool, 614 NE 4th
Saturday, October 29   6 until 9 p.m.

Join the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department for this spook-tacular aquatic adventure with games, music and glow-in-the-dark swimming. For ages 12-17. Cost: $10 per person. Call (405) 297-1424 to register in advance.

Haunted Hikes
Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Memorial
Saturday, September 29  6:30 (first hike time) through 8:30 p.m. (last hike time)

What mysteries lie deep in the woods of Martin Park? Find out during “Haunted Hikes,” Martin Park's popular nighttime hike program with a Halloween twist. Goblins young and old will love this spooky-themed tour of the Martin Park woods filled with family-friendly tricks and treats.

Along the twisted trails, visitors will stop to learn about snakes, spiders, bats and other creepy creatures while collecting Halloween treats. Hikes leave the park’s Visitor Center every fifteen minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the last hike leaving at 8:30 p.m. Hikers are asked to dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. For ages 6 and older - Trick or Treat bags are welcome!

Hikes cost $10 per person and advanced registration is required.

Click on the hike time below to register:

6:30 p.m.       6:45 p.m.

7:00 p.m.      7:15 p.m.        7:30 p.m.         7:45 p.m.

8:00 p.m.      8:15 p.m.       8:30 p.m.