DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other city officials announced plans for the first "Halloween in the D," a citywide series of special events, haunted houses and trunk-or-treat locations at parks, recreation centers, police stations and firehouses.
Most of the events will take place on Halloween night, but there will be parties and events at city recreation centers leading up to Oct. 31.
“We made a promise to Detroit’s children that from now on, Halloween is going to be for them," Duggan said. “Halloween in the D will be the start of a very special new tradition in our city, something all Detroiters will be proud to say is especially their own.”
“No other city in our area is going to have as much fun on Halloween as we’re going to have in Detroit,” said Group Executive for Neighborhoods Jimmy Settles. “It is days like this that really bring a community together and the Department of Neighborhoods is thrilled to help make it happen.”
Here are the events planned across the city on Halloween night:
- Rouge, Chandler and Clark parks will be staged as haunted parks.
- A harvest fest on Woodward Avenue at Spirit Plaza.
- Trunk-or-treat events and other activities at all 12 Detroit police precincts.
- Detroit Fire Department distributing candy at fire stations.
- Haunted Detroit Department of Transportation bus.
- Halloween parties and events at Detroit recreation centers.
- Three Halloween-themed houses, sponsored by the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
- Seven community meals, one in each district, to celebrate and recruit volunteers for year-round neighborhood radio patrols Oct. 30.
Volunteers are still needed to donate candy or volunteer to decorate cars for trunk-or-treat activities at police precincts.