Trick or Treat Guidelines 2017

BOO! Halloween is right around the corner and this year marks a DECADE that the Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground have brought neighbors and friends together for our annual Sunday afternoon of pre-Halloween fun. This includes our signature in playground “Trick or Treat Street.”   Located in the south-east corner of the park, we will mark off fifteen to twenty “blocks” for kids to stop by and get their holiday candy fix.

We need volunteer leaders, one for each block, who will be responsible for organizing the decorations and candy supply for each station.

Some guidelines:

  • Work as a team.  Gather your friends to create a “block party/tailgate” feel that will be fun for hanging out!  And this means more people to split the cost of candy and decorations.
  • Be prepared for 250 to 300 kids. Please try to avoid nuts. Individually wrapped candies suggested.
  • The party runs from 2:00 – 5:00 pm but Trick or Treating will be from 4:30 – 5:00 ONLY. This year we will work to escort kids through in a more orderly fashion, if possible, with younger children going first.
  • You can work on your installation during the party, or you can start as early as 12:00pm.  As you might know, there will be NO CARS ALLOWED on the blacktop!  We will have volunteers, and a few wagons and handcarts, available to help move items to your station if needed.
  • You will have roughly a 12 foot x 12 foot square to work with.  The wall behind you, which is a great canvas for decoration, ranges from 10 feet to 11 feet depending on where you are located.
  • Be interactive. It’s great for kids to stop, color, play a game, even having to answer a trivia question at each block. Many kids and families will stop by prior to trick or treating so it is good to have an activity for them during this time.
  • Be safe. If you’re building any structures or using tents make sure to secure for wind and errant children bumping into things!  And NO FLAMES!
  • Be creative and HAVE FUN! We will hand out prizes for Most Creative and Scariest stations!

Please send an email to friends@dimaggioplayground.org to be a block leader.