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Families get into the Halloween spirit at Kivi Park

Kivi Park held its second annual The Great Pumpkin Hunt on Saturday, during which primarily young families got into the Halloween spirit by taking part in various activities, such as searching the grounds for pumpkins

Proving an ideal means of getting into the Halloween spirit, Kivi Park was packed with families on Saturday for the second-annual incarnation of The Great Pumpkin Hunt. 

While some families explored the grounds, cooked smores and collected pumpkins scattered throughout a portion of the park’s 480 acres, some explored the park with a witch.

Played by Katie Kurt, the Kivi Park Queen led an excited group of youngsters through the grounds on an occasionally educational Halloween-themed tour of the grounds. 

Park executive director Kerry Lamarche said the annual event is a well-attended autumn activity for families, which in addition affording families a fun Halloween-themed day, raises money for those who can’t afford to visit the park.

Although Kivi Park is a non-profit organization, they require the sale of park passes in order to sustain the grounds. Annual passes are free for children 10 years of age and younger, $50 for youths aged 11-18, $100 for adults and $90 for seniors.

There are other options, such as a $9 day pass, but Lamarch said it isn’t necessarily affordable for everyone.

At the entrance to Saturday’s event, people were encouraged to drop donations into a jar to go toward paying for the passes of those who can’t afford them. 

For more information about Kivi Park, open year-round at 4472 Long Lake Rd., click here.

Tyler Clarke covers city hall and political affairs for 


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