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Golden Bear Scare

UA Civic Association’s Golden Bear Scare

6-9 pm, Monday, October 16-Wednesday, October 18
Smith Nature Park

Smith Nature Park passersby have no doubt noticed a chill in the air, as a host of goblins and ghouls begin to emerge from the depths of the forest in readiness for the UA Civic Association’s Golden Bear Scare.

Held from 6-9 pm, Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18, the Golden Bear Scare has become one of the Civic Association’s most popular events, offering a frightfully delightful trip through the park for kids and their families. Scare rangers guide small groups through the haunted park, sharing insight on the dark and mysterious happenings that take over the forest at this special time of year.

If you have elementary-aged kids, it’s recommended that you visit Golden Bear Scare from 6-7:30 pm when the forest is less scary. As night takes over from 7:30 pm on, things get progressively scarier.

Since Golden Bear Scare’s popularity has been on the rise, attendees are asked to arrive well before 9 pm to guarantee a trip through the park. Limited parking is available onsite, so be prepared to park in the nearby neighborhoods. While we will have some police officers onsite to assist with traffic, please be careful when walking to and from the park – consider bringing a flashlight or wear light or reflective clothing to help make yourselves more visible.

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