Forsyth County Parks & Rec gets kids moving with Trick or Trail

Kimberly Bond

(Forsyth County, GA) Something spooky was lurking in the woods at Old Atlanta Road Park’s during this Halloween weekend. Have no fear, though – it was just decorations for the Trick or Trail event hosted by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation.

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Family-friendly Halloween decorations added spooky fun to the nature trail.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

During the event on Friday, October 28, families collected candy while enjoying a short nature walk and the kid-friendly Halloween decorations. Afterward, kids in costumes burned off their sugar rush on the playground while parents visited the pavilion to learn about upcoming winter programs.

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The Trick-or-Trail event encouraged kids to get active and spend some time outdoors.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

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Fun Halloween signs, caution tape, and decorations dotted the trail.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

Inside the rec center, Gym A was transformed into a kids’ fun zone with inflatable basketball and T-ball games and candy corn bowling. A team of face painters thrilled kids with mask-like designs or colorful accents for their costumes. All the events encouraged kids to play, exercise, and stay active even as they enjoyed their sweet treats.

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Forsyth County Parks and Rec staff handed out treats like t-shirts, sunglasses, and frisbees.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

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Representatives from upcoming classes and camps shared infromation with families.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

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Inside the rec center, inflatable games were a big hit with the costumed kids.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

Though Halloween falls on Monday this year, there were plenty of family-friendly events throughout the county over the past weekend. The Collection hosted its Enchanted Halloween event on Friday, October 28. Attractions included trick-or-treating at participating stores, a costume contest, balloon artists, and stilt walkers. Bach 2 Rock from Johns Creek provided music.

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The Collection's Enchanted Halloween event featured trick-or-treating and live music.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

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Halloween-themed balloon arches, twinkling lights, and piles of pumpkins decorated The Collection's Central Park.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

On Saturday, October 29, Vickery Village held its annual Spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat event. Families came out for trick-or-treating, costume contests, and music provided by DJ “DD.” After dark, live music by Retrograde kept the party going for dinner visitors.

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Forsyth County families came out in costume for Vickery Village's Spooktacular Trunk or Treat.(Photo/Vickery Village)

With several local places of worship also hosting fall festivals or trunk-or-treat events, Forsyth County families had plenty of choices to enjoy safe spooky fun.

What’s your Halloween costume this year? Comment below or email kbondwriter@gmail.com to let us know.

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