Be prepared for some spooky fun and special hours of operation when Clark County Wetlands Park hosts its Annual "Haunt the Wetlands" on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane, about 1 mile east of Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue.
The free fun will take place inside and outside the Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center. Registration is required for the evening "Creatures of the Night" event. The schedule for daytime and nighttime activities on Oct. 26 is as follows:
- Wetlands Spooktacualar, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Activities include crafts, storytelling, fortune-telling, and exploring the Haunted Maze. No registration is required for daytime activities. Families are invited to drop in to participate.
- Creatures of the Night, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Activities include tours of the Haunted Maze, a "Creatures of the Night Walk" on designated trails, and close encounters with live, creepy crawly animals, and more. Attendance for the "Creatures of the Night" event is limited. Participants are asked to sign up in advance online at events.ccwetlandspark.com or by calling the park's Nature Center at (702) 455-7522.
Haunt the Wetlands activities are open to kids of all ages. Participants young and old are encouraged to wear costumes. However, adults are asked to not wear face masks during either event. The Nature Center Exhibit Hall will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26. Normal hours of operation on non-holidays is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoor hours at Clark County Wetlands Park are from dawn to dusk.
At 2,900 acres, Clark County Wetlands Park is one of the largest urban wetlands in the Southwest and serves as a popular destination for hikers and bird watchers. More than 300 species of birds and 70 species of mammals and reptiles have been spotted in the park, including beavers, coyotes, bobcats and snakes. The park features more than 20 miles of trails, including six miles within the Nature Preserve. Information about the park's programs and activities also can be found at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/Wetlandspark as well as on social media such as Facebook and on Twitter at Twitter.com/CCWetlandsPark. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.