Upcoming Events

Day(s) Event Location
October 4, 2019
Movie in the Park "Edward Scissorhands" 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Family Friendly)
We will be showing "Edward Scissorhands" at our "Movie in the Park" event. This is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars with your family for FREE! Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. There will also be a Free Raffle to win an Android Watch!
All ages welcome!
Call (813) 929-1229 if you need more information.
*Movies and prizes are subject to change.
Land O' Lakes Heritage Park
October 5, 2019 Two Good Soles Dusk Hike 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
Please join us in supporting the children of Pasco County by donating a pair of shoes or a pack of socks and then going on a 3 mile hike at dusk led by the staff. The shoes and socks will benefit all school age children in our county from grade school through middle and high school and the collection will be added to Pasco County’s 4th Annual Two Good Soles Shoes and Socks Drive. This event is FREE! No pets please. Make sure to wear closed toe shoes and come prepared for walking in the woods. 
All ages welcome!  
Call (727) 834-3247 if you need more information.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
October 5, 2019 Stargazing at Starkey 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
The popular Stargazing event is organized by our friends from the Pasco Astronomers Club. 
Telescopes will be provided to see many deep sky objects.
All ages welcome!  
For more information on this FREE event, please email Mark at mark_h37@yahoo.com.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
October 11, 2019 Halloween Spooktacular 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
Families are invited to a fun, safe alternative for Halloween that includes games, music, bounce houses and candy! We will also be offering hay rides for all to enjoy!
There will be a Costume Contest starting at 7:00 p.m. 
This event is recommended for ages 12 years old and under and their families.
The cost is $3.00 per child. Cash only and exact change please. 
For more information, please call (727) 942-7439.
J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex
October 12, 2019 Halloween Spooktacular 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
This year's annual Halloween event has a Hocus Pocus them that will include games, candy, music and inflatables. Costumes are encouraged!
This event is geared towards children ages 10 years old and younger and their families.  
The cost is $3.00 per child. Please bring the exact cash.  
Please call (813) 929-1220 for more information.
Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex
October 18, 19, 
25 & 26, 2019
Scream Acres 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Teens and Older)
This event will be offered on two different weekends from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly:
Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019 
Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2019
The annual Scream Acres event is where tormented souls will be wandering the trails and cabins terrifying all that enter their domain. Are you prepared for a bone chilling evening that will leave you breathless, as you walk thru the park filled with Zombies out for your blood?!? 
*This event is recommended for ages 16 years of age and older.
The entry fee for this event is $3.00 person.
A new attraction called "Haunted Hayride" as part of the fee to get into Scream Acres. 
The entry gate for the parking of cars will end at 9:00 p.m. or when we reach capacity. 
For more information about this event or if you are interested in volunteering, please call (727) 942-7439.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
October 18, 19, 
25 & 26, 2019
The Haunted House on 41 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Teens and Older)
This event will be offered on two different weekends from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly:
Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019
Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26, 2019
Each year, volunteers, generally from local high schools, pitch in to transform the community center’s interior into a dark and terrifying maze. Those volunteers earn the right to dress in their horrifying best to deliver frights to visitors at every turn. 
*This event is not recommended for small children. 
The cost to enter, for those who dare, is $3.00 per person. Cash only please. 
There will be free popcorn and drinks, plus opportunities to take photos with some of the characters.
Please call (813) 929-1229 if you need more information, or if you are interested in volunteering.
Land O' Lakes Heritage Park
October 19, 2019 Halloween Spooktacular 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
Bring the whole family to our Halloween Spooktacular event! 
This will be a fun evening filled with games, candy, music and inflatables! Please remember to bring a Halloween bucket or bag to collect candy! Children are welcome to wear their costumes if they would like!
All ages welcome!
The cost is $3.00 per child. Cash only and exact change please.  
For more information, please call (727) 861-3033.
Veterans Memorial Park
October 19, 2019 Parents' Night Out 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Ages 5-13)
Parents can enjoy a night out while their children can enjoy a night at the rec center with fun activities like games, basketball, movies, and crafts. 
This program is for ages 5-13 years of age.
The cost is $5.00 per child.
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 or until space is full. You can register online or at the rec center. 
If you have any questions, please call (813) 929-1220. 
Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex
October 26, 2019 Halloween Nature Crafts 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Family Friendly)
Children and their families are invited to make some Halloween nature crafts at the Starkey Environmental Education Center! All ages welcome! 
Please contact Rick Buckman at fbuckman@pascocountyfl.net or call 727.834.3247 so the staff can make sure they have all the supplies ready upon your arrival.
This event is FREE and there are no parking fees to come into the park. No pets please.
Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park