Parks and Recreation

Calendar of Events

First Day of Autumn

September 22

  • Catch-A-Leaf Competition – winner receives new, professional rake from Jake’s Rakes on Main Street
  • Leaf-painting
  • Make a leaf mask!
  • “A Day In The Leaf” — Live two-hour puppet performance by Pawnee’s own Andy & Judy Bumblebones. Lose yourself in the transporting journey of a happy leaf, from bud to maturity. Andy & Judy studied live puppetry with internationally renowned puppeteer Jean Francois L’Affreux, and now they have their own studio and puppet stage in the northeast corner of Pawnee’s Senior Center Rec Room!

Offensive Karate with Han-Chiao I. Chen

October 3-4

  • World-famous karate expert and television personality Han-Chiao I. Chen will be demonstrating his unique martial arts techniques on Krupitsky Green.
  • Most karate instructors emphasize that karate is a defensive art; Chen disagrees.
  • Chen will demonstrate how karate can be used as an aggressive, offensive martial art that can be performed on potential enemies or complete strangers.
  • Volunteers will be needed.

Haunted Corn Maze

October 9-31
Noon to 8:00 PM

  • Fun for all ages!
  • Limit six alcoholic beverages per person before entering the maze.
  • Maze full of ghosts, zombies, and vampires.
  • Hosted by Cornelius Mazinthorpe, a giant ear of corn who has returned from the dead and built a corn maze.
  • Please do not physically assault Cornelius Mazinthorpe

Haunted Sexy Corn Maze

October 9-31
8:01 PM — ??

  • 18+
  • No limit on alcoholic beverages.
  • Maze full of sexy ghosts, sexy zombies, and sexy vampires.
  • Hosted by Shannon Elizabeth.

Haunted Hay Ride

October 20-31

  • Located at the entrance to Harvey James Park
  • Features “the three H’s”: horses, hay, and hauntedness
  • Live performance by Squeeze cover band “Fruits of Another”

Haunted Notary Public Training

October 26

  • Licensed notary public Art Paulson offers a complimentary informational session on becoming a notary public in the Garrity Recreational Center all-purpose room.
  • Topics will include notary laws and procedures and preparation for the Notary Signing Agent Certification Course.
  • Paulson will be wearing a ghost costume.

Haunted House

October 31

  • A special presentation by the Laura P. Raskin Historical House.
  • Ghosts, goblins, bats, mummies, werewolves, vampires – due to legal action after last year’s haunted house, none of these will be appearing this year.
  • Punch will be served in this normal house.