The Children’s Halloween Party hosted by the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will be a drive-through event this year.
The Children’s Halloween Party (Halloween Hollow) is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 29. It will begin at the field on the west side of Alvin K. Bissell Park and end at the parking area on the west side of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
It’s a drive-through event because of COVID-19.
“Event participants will be able to enjoy Halloween scenes and pick up pre-ordered T-shirts, and children four years old to 4th grade will receive treats,” a press release said.
Employees and volunteers will sanitize frequently and be required to wear masks or face coverings when approaching a car and when within six feet of another person, the press release said. Any participants who want to come in to view the spooky scenes and receive treats will also be required to wear masks or face coverings, the release said.
To assure a smooth event, there will be lane closures and traffic shifts along Oak Ridge Turnpike, the press release said:
- Oak Ridge Turnpike will have the right eastbound lane closed to through traffic. Traffic in that lane will be directed into Alvin K. Bissell Park to join the party.
- The westbound left turning lane will be closed, and there will be no left turns into the Civic Center.
- The left eastbound lane on Oak Ridge Turnpike heading toward Clinton will be open to through traffic, and westbound travel lanes heading away from Clinton will be open.
For more information, call Cameron Taylor with the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450.