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FALL FUN | Halloween Hoopla Still on at Lisle Park District


Lisle Park District has a festive line up of fall and Halloween themed excitement, adapted to fit state COVID regulations to ensure safety and fun is had by all.

Feeling creative? Enter our new Pumpkin Carving Contest! Kids and adults are invited to share their carving skills for a chance to win prizes. Carve your pumpkin anytime between October 1-25, and send a photo of your pumpkin, and one with you and your pumpkin to Erica at Our panel of experts will judge the photos, and winners will be chosen for 5 different ages groups and announced on November 6. $10 per entry – register now and send your photos by October 30.

On Saturday, October 3, the big screen will go up in Community Park at Van Kampen Stage (1800 Short St.) for our annual Creature Double Feature. This family event will start with Beetlejuice (1988, PG) at 7pm, followed by Ghostbusters (1984, PG) at 8:30pm. Families can register to reserve a $10, 10X10 square on the hill, with each square holding 6 people. Registration is required and spot are limited, you may only register for a max of 2 spots. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy these classic Halloween favorites on the big screen on the museum lawn.

Saturday, October 10, Lisle Park District and Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation will host the 16th annual nighttime 5K run/walk, The Scarecrow Scramble, in Community Park (1800 Short St., Lisle). The event will follow state regulated social distancing guidelines, including splitting the race into time slots, with runners spaced 30 minutes apart. There is also a virtual race options for those wishing to run in their own neighborhood. Registration ends on October 7, head to to learn more.

For more festive, family fun, stop by the Lisle Recreation Center (1925 Ohio St., Lisle) on Saturday, October 24 for Monster Madness. This autumn fair is perfect for ages 3-10, and will feature games, bingo, a caution tape maze, and more. Registration is required and families can register each child for a time slot (12-2pm, 2:30-4:30pm, or 5-7pm), as the number of children per time slot is limited. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! Registration is $15 per child, and all those attending are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. Register by October 17.

The Lisle Park District provides a variety of leisure activities for people of all ages throughout the year. Park district facilities include Lisle Community Park; the Recreation Center which houses Gentle Learning Preschool, SEASPAR, the Senior Center, and multipurpose rooms; Sea Lion Aquatic Park; River Bend Golf Course; Wheatstack – A Midwestern Eatery & Tap and numerous neighborhood playgrounds and parks offering amenities such as tennis courts, ball fields, walking paths and picnic areas totaling close to 400 acres. It is the mission of the Lisle Park District to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages by providing constructive and creative leisure opportunities. For more information about the Lisle Park District, please call 630-964-3410 or visit


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