Gurnee Park District to host Trick-or-Treat Path

Children can meet host of characters, have chance to get candy

GURNEE – The Gurnee Park District will host the Trick-or-Treat Path on Oct. 16 at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave.

The event was not held last fall because of COVID-19 restrictions. The Gurnee Park District is thrilled to welcome path goers and volunteers, as well as new supervisor of community programs and events Mary Lester.

The Trick-or-Treat Path is an opportunity for children to take part in early trick-or-treating and meet some of their favorite friendly characters. The path is geared for children between the ages of 1 and 8.

Parents are asked to join in the fun and walk the path with their children. Walking the path, children can expect to see characters such as Disney princesses, superheroes, Winnie the Pooh and friends, the “Sesame Street” gang and more.

“This year, we have over 40 volunteers helping with the path,” Lester said in a news release. “I am so impressed with the enthusiasm and overall excitement our volunteers have shared thus far. I can’t wait to be a part of this event and future events here at Gurnee Park District.”

Register on the Gurnee Park District website,, or pay cash the day of the event. Admission is $7 for residents and $10 for nonresidents. There are three time slots (1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.) when registering. Plan to arrive at least a half hour before your scheduled time slot. Should there be inclement weather in the forecast, check the Gurnee Park District rainout line,, or call 847-623-7788.

Other reminders and tips for the event:

• Dress for the weather. The event is outdoors.

• Bring your camera or phone to take pictures. There are photo ops throughout the path.

• Bring a bag or bucket for candy. Note the Gurnee Park District makes an effort to provide peanut-free candy. However, it cannot guarantee processing or packaging procedures.

• Follow the signs for parking information.

For questions, call Mary Lester at 847-599-3745, or visit