Halloween Spooktacular in Jorgens Park Preserve

Trunk or Treat, hay wagon rides, a haunted barn, decorating pumpkins to launch in a pumpkin catapult, and Halloween-themed story readings will be free for visitors of all ages to enjoy from 3-6 p.m.

Chili and beverages will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the chili sale will go towards the park fund for maintenance and future improvements in the park.

Free parking will be available in the park off State Highway 49.

Jorgens Park Preserve is located at 880 North Shore Drive in Scandinavia. Spread over 40 acres along the northern and eastern shores of Silver Lake, the park features walking trails through a restored native prairie meadow, woods, and wetlands. A picnic pavilion, two fishing piers, a restored barn, two barn quilts, and a StoryWalk® are also available to enjoy.

The Halloween Spooktacular is presented by the Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve, the Scandinavia Booster Club, Iola-Scandinavia Scout Troop 631, and the Scandinavia Public Library, with additional assistance from the Thrivent Action Team.

To stay up to date about activities in the park, follow the Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve group on Facebook. Contact Carl Lantz at 715-467-2731 to donate or volunteer with the Friends group.

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