Palm Springs Parks and Recreation hosts COVID-Friendly Halloween events for local children

As COVID-19 continues to pose a “severe risk,” according to state health officials, the city of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Department announced it will offer a trio of ghoulishly fun and socially distanced COVID-friendly Halloween events for local children to enjoy over the next two weeks.

The list of events include:

  • Floating Pumpkin Patch at the Palm Springs Swim Center, 405 S. Pavilion Way, Saturday, Oct. 24 & Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. (reservations are required). $5 for adults and $3 for children (10 & under). Event includes swimming, games, craft kits and selfie station. 1 pumpkin per patron. Limited space is available. To RSVP, call (760) 323-8272.
  • Halloween Drive-Boo Through “Haunted Bus,” Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Palm Springs Leisure Center, 401 S. Pavilion Way. Music, games and treats. Wear your costume! Limited space is available. $5 per vehicle. To RSVP, call (760) 323-8272.
  • Haunted Halloween Drive-Thru “Trunk or Treat,” Friday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road. Music, games and treats. Wear your costume! First come, first served. This event is free.

Face coverings are required at all covid-friendly events. For more information, email [email protected] or click here.

Guidance from the California Department of Public Health strongly discourages traditional trick-or-treating and encourages families to plan safer alternatives. Suggestions include a candy scavenger hunt at home, scheduling online activities like pumpkin carving and costume contests, and car-based tours of Halloween displays.

Image Sources

  • COVID-friendly pumpkin: Shutterstock