During their first visit to Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex on Oct. 20, the Baldo family got a complete Halloween experience.
They not only had a chance to experience the scenic half-mile walking trail, but also found the journey filled with spooky decorations, including gravestones, spiders in trees and a tunnel atop the park bridge.
And, of course, there was plenty of candy, with 8-year-old Luca Baldo, and 5-year-old Della Baldo eagerly running from one vendor to another.
Event organizer Connor Bowers said the Arlington Park Haunted Trail Carnival, now in its fourth year, aims to incorporate the park grounds into a Halloween event.
“We thought, why don't we do a walking trail where they can go around and trick-or-treat like they're in a neighborhood, and see the decorations we put up all over the park?” he said.
He said the event is also important for highlighting the services of different vendors in the area, which visitors have the opportunity to hear about and observe.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Lindsay Bartolomey, who represented Exit King Realty at the event. “I like meeting everyone and seeing all of the kids enjoying everything.”