SF Rec & Park to Host Scaregrove 2016 for thousands of San Francisco Kids

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will host a wild Halloween event Friday where thousands of kids and their families will gather for a spooky and fun Fall festival. This family-friendly event in Stern Grove will feature carnival rides, a haunted house, a costume contest, live entertainment, games, hay rides, food for sale and more. Scaregrove begins at 3p.m. — the cost for the event is $8 per person; children under 2 are free.

In addition to the thousands of visitors, there will be nearly 130 volunteers who will help children make Halloween-themed arts and crafts, paint the faces of kids, and scare them as zombies in the haunted house. The event is part of SF Rec and Park’s overall efforts to serve the diverse families of San Francisco by hosting seasonal citywide family events including Eggstravaganza in the Spring, Play Day in the Summer, and the Holiday Tree Lighting in Winter.

“Scaregrove is one of our most thrilling family-friendly events of the year. I’m not sure we have a better or spookier venue to host a Halloween event.” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park’s General Manager. “In its seventh year, this event continues to serve the needs of San Francisco families by hosting quality recreational activities.”

Scaregrove is generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, with support from Recology and the Stern Grove Festival.

For more information, visit: https://sfrecpark.org/event/scaregrove-2016/. This event is rain or shine.

Additional SF Rec & Park Halloween Celebrations Open to the Public: 

October 27:

Bernal Heights Recreation Center (500 Moultrie)

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free; For tiny tots


Joseph Lee Recreation Center (1395 Mendell)

3-6 p.m.

Free; In partnership with the Bayview Opera House


October 28:

Tenderloin Recreation Center (570 Ellis Street)

4-7 p.m.



October 29:

Randall Museum Mission Arts Center (745 Treat Street)

1-4 p.m.



October 30:

Joe Dimaggio Playground (651 Lombard Street)

3-5:30 p.m.



Civic Center Plaza

4-8 p.m.

Free; SFPD invites families to bring their blankets for a free showing of “Monsters, Inc.” Free food, games and arts & crafts.


October 31:

Gene Friend/SOMA Recreation Center (270 Sixth Street)

3-6 p.m.

Free; For ages 15 and under


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