Group smiles in the woods during Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to Host Annual Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat This Fall

A sensory-friendly event with no loud music, costumes that cover the face or scary decorations

Carmel, Ind. (Oct. 5, 2023)Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR)will host its annual Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 21 from 1-3 p.m. at River Heritage Park, 11813 River Rd. This event is designed for individuals with disabilities and their families.

During the Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat Trail, there will be no loud music, scary decorations or costumes that cover the face. CCPR’s adaptive program volunteers will dress in non-frightening costumes, pass out treats and host other fun fall activities.  

“Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation strives to provide programming for all members of our community,” said Kelvin Solares, Inclusion Program Supervisor. “Holidays, like Halloween, can be very overwhelming for individuals with sensory needs. We are excited to offer Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat again this year to remove barriers and provide an accessible way to celebrate.”

The trails at River Heritage Park are fully accessible to individuals with mobility aids or wheelchairs. CCPR requests all trick-or-treaters bring their own bag or basket for candy and wear friendly costumes that are non-frightening (refrain from wearing masks that cover the full face).

The cost to participate is $10 per trick-or-treater; accompanying family members are free. Pre-registration is required. Sign up today!  




Two kiddos pose on the hay bale with pumpkins along the trails during sensory-friendly trick-or-treat

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