Fall Family Fun with Wayne County Parks


Throughout October you’ll find treats and tricks, cider and donuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. Check out these great events this month for you and your little ones.

Come out and have some fun at the Halloween Festival at Nankin Mills Park on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM for a free event. We will have games, entertainment, hayrides, and candy, bring your friends and family and enjoy the event.

Halloween Forest Fun Hike- Are you interested in a fun hike in the forest? If so, come join us on Saturday, October 13 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. We will take a guided night hike to meet out “not-to-scary” and “sort-of-silly” nature characters and receive Halloween prizes and treats! The outdoor hike ages 4 and older is about 45 minutes, followed by and outdoor live animal show to meet creatures from around the world. The program fee is $6.00 per-child and $2.00 per-adult; add $1.00 per person for out of the county resident. Pre-registration is required by calling 734.261.1990. Please look on our website for more hiking timeswww.waynecounty.com

Harvest Festival- Comjoin us Saturday, October 20 at Crosswinds Marsh for a free event from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.  Enjoy a beautiful hayride along a forested trail and gather around the bonfire for kid-friendly stories while enjoying cider, hot chocolate and donuts. You can also try out our fall crafts and games even participate in a scavenger hunt.

Why should humans have all the fun? Dress up your furry friend and join us for this new and free event Halloween Howl at the Dog Park at Hawthorne Ridge Park at 32401 Hines Drive in Westland on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There will be treats, games and a costume contest for your favorite dog to enjoy.  Pre-registration is required by calling 734.261.1990 by Thursday, October 18th.

Wayne County Parks is a division of the Wayne County Department of Public Services with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for families and citizens of the 43 communities of Wayne County. We maintain 5,600 acres of parkland and operate 41 locations, which include 37 parks, one golf course, a marina and the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center. Wayne County Parks holds hundreds of educational and recreational events all year long including field trips, nature walks, and host classic annual events such as the Marshmallow Drops at Nankin Mills and Elizabeth Park, Motown on the River, and Jazz on the River. Wayne County is committed to offering the best park experiences for families to enjoy. For more information about Wayne County Parks, please call 734.261.1990 or visit www.waynecounty.com.

Julie McKeeman

Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is married to her beautiful wife, Betsy, and is an elementary school librarian.

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