Friday, January 21, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular



The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Halloween Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 23rd from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Everyone from kids to adult is encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes best and bring a basket or bag to collect all the candy and treats at each craft and game station during Spooktacular.

Visitors to Halloween Spooktacular this year will be able to purchase pumpkins at the “Pumpkin Patch” area located near the basketball courts and be able to paint their own pumpkins provided by New Life Community Church of God. Hot dogs, snacks and drinks will also be provided for purchase.

At 4:30pm we will have a special guest demonstration by our own Marco Magic cheerleaders led by coaches Lyndsi Koszo and Britney Bo. Our squad of 25 girls will show off their skills of stunting, tumbling, cartwheels and amazing pyramids. At 5:00pm we will have a special guest demonstration by our local Marco Island Zumba instructors to get everyone motivated and energized for the fall and holiday season with some Latin flare.

The highlight for the evening will be our annual Halloween costume contest held at 5:30pm. Children will be divided into four age groups: 3 years and younger, 4 & 5 years, 6 & 7 years, and 8 – 10 years. Contest judging will be based on the Most Creative Costume, Funnies Costume and Scariest Costume from all age groups. First place winners will receive a $40.00 gift certificate from Marco Island Parks and Recreation to be used for any recreation or racquet center children’s program.

Additional activities include:

  • Music by Black Tie Entertainment
  • Pumpkin Patch Sales by New Life Community Church of God
  • Paint your own pumpkin faces
  • Halloween Crafts by Island Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Face Painting and tattoos
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Freeplay Legos
  • Snow Cones by Optimist Club of Marco Island
  • Critterman – feel and touch critters
  • Pony Rides
  • Bobbing for Apples
  • Scary food feeling station
  • Tombstone hoop
  • And much more…

This event is open and free to the public. For additional information on Halloween Spooktacular please call Mackle Park at 642-0575, or visit us on the web at and click on the parks and recreation link.

Seeking Halloween Spooktacular Volunteers

The Parks and Recreation department is seeking out Halloween Spooktacular volunteers for Saturday, October 23 from 3:30 – 6:30pm. If you are in high school or college and are looking for volunteer hours to be signed off, this is the place to be to earn those well deserved hours. Or if you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle and would like to join in the fun and volunteer please call Mackle Park at 389-5032.

Teen Trips: Halloween Horror Nights

Enjoy the thrills and chills of Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear with the City of Marco Island’s Parks and Recreation Department. Please visit Please be advised that this event may be too intense for children under the age of 13 and costumes are not allowed. Volunteer/Parent chaperones are needed.  Teens must pre-register for this trip by October 10.

Ages: 6th – 12th Grade

Cost: $65  Minimum: 20  Maximum: 40

Departure Time from Mackle Park: 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24

Arrival Time to Mackle Park: 5 a.m., Monday, October 25

*Halloween Horror Nights takes place at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida from 6:30 p.m. – Midnight.

For more information about this program please call Mackle Park at 642-0575.

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