Commissioner Jim Gibson, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Clark County's Parks and Recreation Department and other community partners are hosting a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween festival at Whitney Park on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Whitney Park is located at 5712 Missouri Ave., just west of Boulder Highway.
Kids and their families are invited to dress up in their most ghoulish costumes and trick or treat in a safe and fun environment. The festivities will include live music, face painting, classic cars, games and carnival rides, and a mascot dance off. Attendees also will be able to enjoy a sneak peek at the deigns for Whitney Park's new aquatic center and splash pad. The proposed aquatic center will include a lazy river, beach, two large slides, and picnic area. Construction is expected to start in late 2020.
"Our annual `Trunk or Treat' event gets bigger and better every year," said Commissioner Gibson, whose District G includes the Whitney area. "We wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween, and I want to thank Metro, County staff and our community partners for making this a fun-filled event for families."
Commissioner Gibson regularly partners with Metro's Southeast Area Command STOP program on community events. Clark County also promotes the "Inside by 9" campaign on Halloween night to encourage trick or treating children to be home by 9 p.m. and for local participating household to voluntarily turn off their porch lights at that time. Clark County created the campaign because Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year for young pedestrians. The campaign's website at www.Insideby9.com contains safety tips for pedestrians and motorists, TV Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish, and a list of other Halloween events happening at County parks and community centers. Officials recommend that adults always escort trick or treaters and trick or treaters wear some type of reflective clothing or carry a source of light to increase their visibility.
District G residents also can sign up to receive Commissioner Gibson's free email newsletter via the County's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov to find out about more events and activities occurring in the area.