SAN FRNACISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Moscone Recreation Center, located in the heart of Marina neighborhood, is hosting its annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 31st. The Parade begins at 10am.
“The Chestnut Street Halloween Parade is a tradition I have enjoyed with my family for eight years now. I love to see the attendance grow ever year with even more strollers, children and parents coming out to show off costumes and support the local merchants in our neighborhood,” said Supervisor Mark Farrell.
“The Moscone Halloween Parade is one of the great Halloween traditions hosted by SF Rec and Park,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “So let’s get out and parade!”
The parade will start at Moscone Recreation Center where there will be Halloween themed carnival games such as knock down the vampire, throw the ring on the spooky tree, ping pong eyeball toss as well as arts and crafts projects that will include spider hats, super hero masks and ghost mobiles. If the weather permits, the parade will march down Chestnut Street to visit many Marina neighbors and merchants who will provide Trick or Treat bags and treats for all participants. The Moscone Recreation Center Gym will be hopping with face painting, tattoos, obstacle course, and bouncy houses.
The San Francisco Police Department will provide traffic and pedestrian safety support, as well as bringing officers on horseback to interact with kids. The San Francisco Fire Department will bring out the fire truck and park on Chestnut Street for kids to climb on and explore.
“It is a fun neighborhood tradition that we are excited to keep going, it has grown into something much bigger than we have anticipated but it great for the neighbors and merchants,” said Veronica Hillard, SF Rec and Park staff who is the lead organizer for the parade six years in a roll. “Many of the kids have come to Moscone Recreation Center for recreation programming through the years so we love seeing them as they grow up!”