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Fri., Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Halloween/Red Ribbon Celebration at Boulevard Gardens Community Center - Free music, games and refreshments. For ages 6-17. Participants must already be enrolled in the park's After-School Program. Call 954-625-2988 for more information.

Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Hallo-Green Special Event at Anne Kolb Nature Center – Environmentally friendly activities, games, and arts and crafts. For all ages. Fee: $1/person. Call 954-357-5161 for more information.

Fri., Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. – Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night at Fern Forest Nature Center – A costume contest, games and prizes, arts and crafts, an age-appropriate storytime, and photos in the Pumpkin Patch highlight this popular annual event. For all ages. Nominal fees apply to certain activities. Call 954-357-5198 for details.

Sat., Oct. 27, 7 a.m.-noon – Spooktacular 5K Road Race at T.Y. Park – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners Club presents this run and walk, which also includes a Spooky Sprint Kids’ Dash and a Monster Mile. Costumes are welcome. Call the park at 954-357-8811, or visit for fees and required preregistration. The park's regular weekend gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect.

Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Fall Festival at Tradewinds Park -Train rides, a hayride, and other fun fall activities will be available at this family event. For all ages. Call the park at 954-357-8870 for fees and additional information. The park's regular weekend gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. 

Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28, 7 & 8:30 p.m. – Spooky Woods at Secret Woods Nature Center – Experience the spooky side of the nature center with a thrilling and slightly chilling tour of the history of Halloween. For ages 6 and up. Fee: $5/person; preregistration is required. Call 954-357-8884 for additional information.

Wed., Oct. 31, 4-5 p.m. - Halloween Party at Lafayette Hart Park - A free Halloween-themed party. For ages 6-17. Participants must already be enrolled in the park's After-School Program. For more information, call 954-791-1041.

Wed., Oct. 31, 5-8 p.m. - Halloween Dance at Franklin Park -A free event with games, dancing, and treats. For ages 13-17. For more information, call the park at 954-791-1037.

Wed., Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Haunted House at Roosevelt Gardens Park - A free Halloween-themed haunted house for families. For more information, call the park at 954-327-3888.