Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween in the Park

Madison Park may not have made Zillow.com's list of Top Seattle Trick or Treat Neighborhoods, but kids here still manage to do quite well for themselves every Halloween. They can get an early start on the action by trick or treating Madison Park businesses on Saturday, October 31, from 3 until 5 pm. Pictures of trick or treaters will be taken at Triangle Park, in front of Bing's. The Madison Park Business Association is the sponsor of this annual event.

The Washington Park Arboretum Association, meanwhile, is sponsoring a "Halloween in the Dark Spooktacular" on Saturday from 4 until 8 pm for families with children aged 6 to 12. Pre-registration is requited ($6 per person). It's a BYOF (Bring Your Own Flashlight) kind of event, which starts at the Graham Visitors Center in the Arboretum. For more information, contact Jean Robins at jrobins@u.washington.edu or 206-685-8033.

The reason Zillow gives, by the way, for deciding that Madison Park and Broadmoor are not as good as Wallingford or Magnolia to trick or treat in is that "while homeowners in these prestigious 'hoods may pass out a king-sized Snickers here and there, the homes are more spread out with long driveways and gates, thus not very conducive to kids travelling by foot." Since Zillow's ratings were picked up by KING-TV and several websites perhaps we should expect fewer out-of-neighborhood trick or treaters this Halloween. More treats for the home grown.

[Graphics courtesy of Photobucket and Madison Park Business Association, respectively.]

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